Netflix announced today the global premiere date for Zero and dropped a teaser for the new fantasy Original series from Italy.
Based on the novel Non ho mai avuto la mia età by Antonio Dikele Distefano, a rising star in the publishing scene in Italy, fantasy drama series Zero centers on a shy boy named Omar who is so accustomed to feeling invisible to other, he might as well be zero to them.
Omar/Zero wants to escape the Barrio, the neighborhood in a Milan suburb where he lives, but when the Barrio comes under threat from a small-time criminal who is setting about to control the area, his feeling of invisibility is made manifest: Zero becomes literally invisible. With this superpower, Zero becomes a modern-day hero when he meets and teams up with new friends Sharif, Inno, Momo, and Sara to save their neighborhood.
Zero, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on April 21, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now on the show’s Netflix page.)
Produced by Fabula Pictures (Baby, Sanctuary) with the participation of Red Joint Film, the eight-episode fantasy series is written by Antonio Dikele Distefano with Stefano Voltaggio (Inspector Nardone), Massimo Vavassori (Italia 70), Carolina Cavalli (Mi hanno sputato nel milkshake), and Lisandro Monaco (7 vite). It is directed by Paola Randi (Luna Nera), Ivan Silvestrini (Monolith), Margherita Ferri (Status), and Mohamed Hossameldin (Yousef).
The cast of first- and second-generation Italian talents includes newcomer Giuseppe Dave Seke as Zero/Omar, Haroun Fall (Arrivano i prof) as Sharif, Beatrice Grannò (Don Matteo) as Anna, newcomer Richard Dylan Magon as Momo, Daniela Scattolin (L’Ora – Inchiostro contro piombo) as Sara), model Madior Fall as Hymn, Virgina Diop (Bar Joseph) as Awa, Alex Van Damme (The Order) as Thierno, Frank Crudele (Velvet) as Sandokan, Serena de Ferrari (The Bunker Game) as Vidya, Susanna Acchiardi (Zen in the Ice Rift) as Carolina, Giordano De Plano (The Trial) as Ricci, Ashai Lombardo Arop (Incontriamoci) as Marieme, Roberta Mattei (Bulletproof Heart) as La Vergine, Thierry Toscan (Thou Shalt Not Kill) as Dietmar, Miguel Gobbo Diaz (Carlo & Malik) as Rico, newcomer Stefano Taza as Moreno, Federica Torchetti (L’ultimo paradiso) as Maria Pia, Livio Kone (You Can’t Kiss the Bride) as Honey, Elisa Wong (Appena un minuto) as Robbi, and Giovanni Crozza (The Traitor) as Edo.
The soundtrack to Zero will feature contemporary Italian and international artists, including Marracash, whose new song “64 barre di Paura” will be released exclusively on www.redbull.com/64bars on March 9. Additional details about Zero’s soundtrack will be revealed in due course.
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