Update Friday, September 6
The reviews are coming in after a successful premiere last night, but I must admit my Italian is operatic in nature and I have no patience for Google Translate. The gist of what I am seeing, though, is that the series is AMAZING, based on the screening of the first two episodes. Also: “Gabriel Byrne is great in it.”
Andrea Riseborough was quite stunning on the Red Carpet and everyone seemed to be having a stellar time!
An observation by director Stefano Sollima during the Press Conference helped me realize why Gabriel would have been interested in this project:
The director of this year’s festival thought Gabriel was attending. Something must have happened, but I imagine it was something work-or-family-related. He has several projects coming out now and he might have had to show up for one of those instead of us. Post-production schedules are tight and if you are called on, you must answer. War of the Worlds, Lost Girls, and Death of a Ladies’ Man are all in post-production, as far as I know, and any of them could require his presence to meet their deadlines.
Or he could be vacationing and missed his flight. smile
So, that’s that. While we are all very happy to see the series get off to a rousing start and on our screens in early 2020, we are sad and disappointed that our favorite Irishman was nowhere to be found. È la vita.
PS. Great fan-made poster, by Gerardo Lisanti, who gave his permission for me to share his work with you:
Update Thursday, September 5
It was a beautiful night, full of stars. But no Gabriel Byrne.
Mr. Byrne did not attend the Press Conference. No idea if he will appear for the Red Carpet, but it does not seem likely. Let’s wait and see!
Official Schedule of Events
2:30 pm Press conference of the film ZeroZeroZero
10:15 pm Red carpet of the film ZeroZeroZero
No word yet on Gabriel’s attendance. Cross your fingers!
Check below for streaming and time zone info! heart
I think. The premiere of the first two episodes of the new series is set for Thursday at 10:00pm Venice Time. That is the only event time that has been published so far.
Venice Time is ahead of North America by several hours, meaning afternoon and evening activities there will take place in the early morning and afternoon hours in the US.
Visit the Current Time in Venice webpage to see how your time zone compares.
So, depending on where you are, you must make plans accordingly if you want to watch these events.
These events that I am not sure are actually happening, but I’m relatively certain they will. wink
Interest in this new series is running high now!
Roberto Saviano, the author of the book upon which the series is based, has arrived at the festival now:
— CIAK (@ciakmag) September 4, 2019
Hoping to see Gabriel Byrne, Dane DeHaan, Andrea Riseborough, director/producer Stefano Sollima and many more tomorrow!
Congratulations to ZeroZeroZero on this premiere and Buona Fortuna to all! heart