HBO continuously produces unforgettable limited series. This year, we had ‘Chernobyl,’ and ‘Catherine the Great.’ Now, we have a great candidate for next year. We’re talking about ‘The White House Plumbers.’
Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux will join forces to produce a five-part limited series on the Watergate scandal. It follows how Nixon’s trusted men and Watergate planners, Howard Hunt, and Gordon Liddy (played by Harrelson and Theroux, respectively) unwittingly sabotaged the Administration they sought to protect. The show is based on the book ‘Integrity’ written by Bud and Matthew Krogh and on public records.
The writers of the show will be the ones of one of the most recent success shows of HBO to end: Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, writers of ‘Veep’ will write and executive produce the series. David Mandel, who served as ‘Veep’ showrunner, is the director of the five episodes and exec producer. Theroux and Harrelson also executive produce alongside Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad for The District, Paul Lee and Nne Ebong for wiip, and Frank Rich.
“We’re excited to bring together such a talented team to take on this fascinating look at the internal machinations that brought down the Nixon White House,” said Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming. “We’re especially happy to welcome both Woody and Justin back to HBO and are looking forward to getting started.”
The show is a return to HBO for both stars. Harrelson starred in the Emmy-prized first season of ‘True Detective,’ and Theroux in the successful show ‘The Leftovers,’ which ran for three seasons in the premium cabler until 2017.