SBS to air ZeroZeroZero with Gabriel Byrne and Andrea Riseborough

SBS will air crime drama ZeroZeroZero, starring Gabriel Byrne and Andrea Riseborough, on May 11.

The announcement:

Starring Gabriel Byrne and Andrea Riseborough, acclaimed crime drama ZeroZeroZero is coming to Australia

Addictive and compelling series starts Monday 11 May on SBS VICELAND and SBS On Demand

Filmed in six countries across three continents, ZeroZeroZero explores the consequences and contradictions of globalisation through the drug trade. From the award-winning team behind Gomorrah, the highly anticipated eight-part series premieres in Australia on Monday May 11 at 9.30pm on SBS VICELAND and the entire season will be available on SBS On Demand on Monday May 11.

The series boasts a renowned international cast including celebrated Irish actor and Golden Globe Award winner Gabriel Byrne (Hereditary, The Usual Suspects), award-winning British actress Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, Bloodline), American star Dane DeHaan (Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets, The Amazing Spiderman 2) and Mexican actor Harold Torres (El Chapo).

From acclaimed directors Stefano Sollima (Gomorrah, Sicario: Day of the Soldado), Pablo Trapero (The Clan) and Janus Metz (True Detective, Armadillo), and writers Leonardo Fasoli (Gomorrah) and Mauricio Katz (Maniac), ZeroZeroZero is the result of over three years of research and interviews.

It explores globalisation through a unique and unexplored perspective, offering viewers a fascinating portrait of cocaine. “ZeroZeroZero” flour is the finest, whitest available. Among narcotraffickers, it is also the nickname for the purest cocaine on the market.

The series follows the journey of a cocaine shipment, from the moment a powerful Italian cartel purchases it, to its packaging in Mexico and shipment across the Atlantic Ocean. Its journey is followed until reaching its final delivery and payment in Europe.

An epic power struggle is sparked among the most powerful bosses in the hierarchy of international organised crime – their lives and livelihoods hang in the balance.

SBS Director of Television and Online Content, Marshall Heald, said:

“We’ve been waiting a long time to bring this series to Australian audiences. ZeroZeroZero is gritty and emotional, but it’s also incredibly fast-paced and entertaining. With three directors from three different countries, the series is a multi-faceted and multilingual drama that we know viewers are going to love. At SBS, we scour the entire globe for fresh new international series that broaden Australia’s worldview, and we’re thrilled to be premiering ZeroZeroZero next month.”

ZeroZeroZero premieres at 9:30pm Monday 11 May on SBS VICELAND. The entire season will be available on SBS On Demand on the same day as premiere.

*Features six languages – English, Spanish, Italian, French, Wolof and Arabic – with English subtitles.

Alongside ZeroZeroZero, an array of additional premium drama series will be dropping on SBS On Demand in May, including season two of German thriller series Bad Banks (1 May), season one of Danish Nordic noir series Deliver Us (1 May), seasons one-three of American sitcom Happy Endings (2 May), season one of Israeli series Our Boys (7 May), season two of American comedy series Future Man (7 May), season one of Irish thriller Darklands (14 May), season one of Spanish historical drama Hernan (14 May), season four of Canadian drama Cardinal (21 May), season one of Italian period drama Made In Italy (21 May) and season one of British crime series Baghdad Central (28 May).

Source: SBS media release


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