Stuck inside? I hope so. Need a recommendation? I bet. Well, while it’s not “horror” per se, Stephen King recommends Amazon’s new crime drama Zero Zero Zero starring Andrea Riseborough (The Grudge), Dane DeHaan (A Cure For Wellness), and Gabriel Byrne (End of Days).
ZeroZeroZero is based on the novel of the same name by Roberto Saviano and stars Riseborough, DeHaan, and Byrne as the Lynwood family, controlling an international shipping company that acts as cocaine broker between Mexican and Italian organized crime.
But don’t just take his word for it, the series sports an 80% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: An addictive thriller whose greatest weakness is that it is at times too withholding, ZeroZeroZero will stick with you long after the credits roll.
Created by Stefano Sollima, Leonardo Fasoli, and Mauricio Katz the series follows the troubled journey of a large shipment of cocaine from Monterrey, Mexico to Gioia Tauro, Italy. The sellers are the narcos brothers Enrique and Jacinto Leyra, who are aided in their criminal activities by Manuel Contreras and his group of corrupt soldiers; the buyer is Don Minu La Piana, a boss of the ‘Ndrangheta, whose position is challenged by his grandson Stefano and the Curtiga family; the brokers in charge of the shipment are the Lynwoods, an American family from New Orleans owning a prestigious shipping company. The infighting within the ‘Ndrangheta causes the shipment to be rerouted to Africa, and the delay has dramatic consequences for all the parties.