Gomorrah creator has a new gangster drama that looks perfect for Narcos fans
From the man who made one of the best gangster TV shows of all time. The cast is great, too.
With news that Season 2 of Narcos: Mexico will be returning on 13 February, fans of the drama won't have to wait too long to get their fix but Sky also have an early Christmas present for fans of the genre.
The official trailer has been unveiled for ZeroZeroZero but what's very interesting about this one is that it's directed by Stefano Sollima (Gomorrah).
FYI, if you haven't seen Gomorrah, amend that immediately.
Based on Roberto Saviano’s book of the same name, the fast-paced and edgy drama revolves around the world of international drug trafficking.
In terms of cast, ZeroZeroZero stars Andrea Riseborough (The Death of Stalin, Battle of the Sexes), Dane DeHaan (Chronicle,, In Treatment), Harold Torres (González, Sin Nombre, Northless) and our own Gabriel Byrne among others.
As for the plot, the drama examines different criminal and family groups that are equally violent and power hungry.
It shows how the Mexican cartels, the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta, and corrupt American businessmen all compete for supremacy over the trade routes of the world’s most distributed drug, cocaine.
ZeroZeroZero was filmed across three continents (North America, Europe and Africa), in six languages (English, Spanish, Italian, French, Wolof and Arabic) and took almost a year to film.
The eight-episode series boasts a writing team that really knows this genre impeccably - the show's head scribes are Leonardo Fasoli (Gomorra la Serie, Maltese- Il Romanzo del Commissario) and Mauricio Katz (The Bridge, Niño Santo) among others.
In terms of the directing talent, Stefano Sollima has helmed some of the episodes while Janus Metz (Borg McEnroe, True Detective) and Pablo Trapero (Mondo Grua, The Clan) have directed others.
While no exact premiere date has been set, ZeroZeroZero will air exclusively on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in Ireland during 2020.
Take a look at what's in store.
Clip via Sky Atlantic