Actor Robert De Niro has been announced as the lead in a new crime drama series titled Bobby Meritorious, which is set to air on Paramount+. The series is being written and produced by acclaimed screenwriter Billy Ray, who has worked on several successful films including Terminator: Dark Fate, Richard Jewell, and The Hunger Games.
The show is set in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, which is portrayed as a powerful and almost invincible institution. However, this all changes when Avery “The Sage” Accomando, played by De Niro, becomes an informant in the SDNY’s biggest case, threatening to tear the institution apart. The only person who can stop him is a legendary ex-cop turned prosecutor known as Bobby Meritorious. The series will follow the intense battle between the two men, which is ultimately a fight for justice itself.
This gripping premise is sure to captivate audiences and is a testament to De Niro’s versatility as an actor, given that he is now set to star in two television projects in a matter of weeks, having also joined the cast of the Netflix conspiracy thriller Zero Day. Fans of crime dramas and legal thrillers are sure to be excited for the release of Bobby Meritorious.