Netflix limited series “From Scratch” with Zoe Saldana: plot, cast, details

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The latest Netflix limited series From zero is based on the true story of Tembi Locke. Meanwhile, the series will be an adaptation of Locke’s best-selling memoir. It tells the story of a woman who experienced love, the death of a loved one, grief and hope in eight episodes. Zoe Saldana will lead the series, with a cast that includes Danielle Deadwyler, Keith David, Kellita Smith and more. Read on to find out what we know so far about the new limited series, From zero.

Netflix limited series From zero

The streamer has established himself as a storyteller based on real life experiences. Netflix’s new project continues in this vein, adapting Tembi Locke’s best-selling memoir. In fact, Locke’s sister, Attica Locke (Empire, when they see us) will be the showrunner and executive producer. She will work alongside Zoe Saldana and her sisters, Cisely and Mariel.

Zoe Saldana [Image @zoesaldana/Instagram]

Actress and producer Reese Witherspoon will also be producing through her production company Hello Sunshine. Meanwhile, most episodes will be directed by Emmy-nominated writer, producer and director Nzingha Stewart. She is known for her work with the critically acclaimed series Small fires everywhere and Tall girl.

Netflix limited series plot

As mentioned, the Netflix limited series From zero is based on the memoir by author Tembi Locke, published in May 2019. The memoir revealed Locke’s actual experiences and details of his family.


Tembi Locke author of the memoir From Scratch
Tembi Locke author of the memoir From Scratch [Image @tembilocke/Instagram]

A brief summary reveals that From zero is a “radical autobiographical romance” that follows an American woman as she falls in love with a Sicilian man. Amy Wheeler meets him while studying in Italy and then building a life with him in the United States.

However, when Amy’s husband unexpectedly dies, she is challenged to overcome grief. During this time, she must raise their daughter as they would have raised her together, with “hope, joy and infinite love”.

Casting From zero

Zoe Saldana will play Amy Wheeler and is known for Avatar and its four suites. She also starred in Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek, Avengers and an upcoming film, The Adam project on Netflix.

Other actors include Danielle Deadwyler (Watchmen, the more they fall) and Keith David (Greenleaf, Welcome to the Blumhouse). They are joined by Kellita Smith (Bernie Mac’s show, Z Nation) and Judith Scott (White dear, snowfall). Meanwhile, other actors include Lucia Sardo (Nastro d’Argento, Picciridda) and Paride Benassai (Felicia Impastato, La Fuitina Sbagliata).

Other cast members include Roberta Rigano (I know it’s true), Terrell Carter (Empire) and Rahimi Medallion (NCIS: Los Angeles). The list goes on with Jonathan Del Arco (Star Trek: Picard), Peter Mendoza (Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles), Lorenzo Pozzan (Catch-22) and Jonathan D. King (Joke).

Production status and release date of From zero

Filming of the Netflix limited series From zero began April 5, 2021 and ended August 7, 2021. Meanwhile, filming locations included Los Angeles, California, and Florence, Italy.
Currently, the eight-episode limited series is still in post-production and Netflix has yet to set an official release date. However, What’s new on Netflix theorize that From zero will be released on the streamer at some point during the first half of 2022.

Readers, are you excited for the upcoming new Netflix limited series, From zero? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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