Netflix is one of our favorite streaming services…so we’re mad because it’s part of the problem. The platform doesn’t pay its writers fairly and the production of Zero Day is the last to be stopped because of it. Ready?
Here we go!
Zero Day, Netflix‘s upcoming high-profile limited series starring and executive produced by Robert De Niro, is the latest project to halt production because the streaming platform isn’t paying its writers what they deserve.
It’s day 38 of the writers’ strike and SAG-AFTRA seems about to start their own, so according to Deadline, the Zero Day cast and crew were sent home yesterday.
The situation on the set of Zero Day is not expected to last beyond the necessary stoppage due to the strike. However, due to the current situation an early return is not expected and there is no set date. September is the month that sounds like a possibility at the moment.
So we have to wait to enjoy Zero Day, a six-episode conspiracy thriller from creators Eric Newman, Noah Oppenheim and Michael S. Schmidt.
The show asks the question: how do we find the truth in a world in crisis, one that is seemingly being torn apart by forces beyond our control? And in an age rife with conspiracy theory and subterfuge, how many of those forces are products of our own making, perhaps even our own imagination?
At the center of the narrative is De Niro‘s Mullen, a popular but complicated figure who is brought out of retirement to head a commission investigating a global cyberattack.
As for the team behind the scenes of Zero Day, Lesli Linka Glatter is the director/executive producer of the series. Executive producers include Newman, Oppenheim, Schmidt, De Niro, and Jonathan Glickman, who directs all episodes.
While Zero Day sounds incredibly good, a living wage for writers from Netflix sounds better. GO STRIKE!