“In Italy we have a saying: ‘In dreams as in love, everything is possible.'”
These are the first words we hear in the trailer for Zoë Saldaña’s new Netflix show, from zeroand just for that, hard not to be addicted.
The limited series, which premiered on October 21, is like a mix of Emily in Paris and Under the Tuscan sun, and it’s based on a best-selling memoir by Tembi Locke. When it premiered, the series quickly jumped into Netflix’s most-watched series list, and it’s stayed there ever since, surpassing major hits like The Observer and Cabinet of curiosities by Guillermo del Toro.
from zero follows Amy (Saldaña), an American who travels to Italy to explore the world of art, but ends up finding something completely unexpected when she meets a charming chef named Lino (Eugenio Mastrandrea).
Although these two feel like they have a lot on their plate, they allow their love to take over and they move to Los Angeles to start a life together.
“There’s nothing holding us back,” Lino says in the trailer. “Only dreams to come.” But as seen in the clip, the couple encounter obstacles when Lino struggles to adjust to American life and find an outlet for his kitchen. Meanwhile, they both must turn to friends and family when faced with an unexpected tragedy.
Still, the show seems to focus on a message of love and hope. “Italians love a good romance,” says Amy. “And ours is for the ages.”
Besides Saldaña and Mastrandrea, from zero stars Danielle Deadwyler (Until), Judith Scott (Dexter), Kelita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), Lucia Sardo (Hundred steps) and more.
The limited series was created by the author of its source material, along with Attica Locke (Empire).
We will wait to see if from zero ended up becoming one of Netflix’s most popular debuts.
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