Robert De Niro Cast in New Paramount+ Series

Robert De Niro is headed to the small screen once again. On Tuesday, reports indicated that De Niro will star in Bobby Meritorious, a new crime drama expected to debut on Paramount+. The series will be written and executive produced by The Comey Rule‘s Billy Ray, with former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara also serving as an executive producer.

Bobby Meritorious is set amid the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, which is a sovereign kingdom with seemingly unlimited power and scope. But now an informant in SDNY’s biggest case, Avery “The Sage” Accomando, played by De Niro, is poised to tear this storied institution apart. Only one man can stop him, a fabled ex-cop-turned prosecutor affectionately known as Bobby Meritorious. The battle between these two giants is a fight for justice itself.

Will Robert de Niro do a TV show?

Earlier this year, Netflix announced that it has officially greenlit Zero Day, a new limited series starring and executive produced by the actor. The six-episode series, which is developed by Narcos showrunner Eric Newman and NBC News president Noah Oppenheim, was first reported to be in the works late last year. Lesli Linka Glatter will executive produce and direct all six episodes.

According to Netflix, Zero Day asks the question on everyone’s mind – how do we find truth in a world in crisis, one seemingly being torn apart by forces outside our control? And in an era rife with conspiracy theory and subterfuge, how much of those forces are products of our own doing, perhaps even of our own imagining?

“I am a lifelong fan of Robert De Niro. To have him as a producing partner and star in this show is beyond my wildest dreams,” Newman said in a statement. “And Lesli Linka Glatter has directed so many of my favorite episodes of television; she was our clear first choice to direct this show. I am grateful to Netflix for their continued faith and support and thrilled to be in business with the amazing creative team of Noah, Lesli, and Jonathan on this timely (and terrifying) series.”

“To see this ripped-from-reality thriller come to life, starring the legendary Robert De Niro, is more than we could have hoped,” he said.

Zero Day is a shrewd, heart-pounding conspiracy thriller that will keep audiences at the edge of their seat,” Vice President of Scripted Series for U.S. and Canada Peter Friedlander said in a statement. “What an honor to have this A-list caliber of talent assembled, led by the iconic Robert De Niro and brought to life by the unrivaled talents of Eric Newman, Noah Oppenheim, Lesli Linka Glatter and Michael S. Schmidt.”

What are Robert De Niro’s next movies?

De Niro’s upcoming work includes the long-awaited Martin Scorsese-directed adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon. Last year, it was also announced that he will star opposite himself in Wise Guys, a Barry Levinson-directed film that marks the first feature project greenlit for Warner Bros. Discovery.

Also starring in Killers of the Flower Moon are Leonardo DiCaprio, Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, Tantoo Cardinal, Louis Cancelmi, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Tatanka Means, Pat Healy, Scott Shepherd, and Gary Basaraba.

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h/t: Deadline