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Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux to Star in ‘The White House Plumbers’

The limited series, from the team behind Veep, will depict the Watergate scandal.


What it’s about: Based in part on public records and the book Integrity by Egil “Bud” Krogh and Matthew Krogh, the five-part limited series The White House Plumbers will tell the true story of how Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds, E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy, accidentally toppled the presidency they were trying to protect.

Who you’ll recognize: Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux will star as Hunt and Liddy, respectively.

Who’s behind the scenes: Along with appearing in the series, Harrelson and Theroux will executive produce. Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, who were writers and executive producers on Veep, created the series and will executive produce alongside Veep showrunner David Mandel, who will be pulling double duty as director of all five episodes. Frank Rich, executive producer of Veep and Succession, will executive produce as well.

What you should watch while you wait: Veep and Succession are two excellent places to start, but if you want to see more from Harrelson and Theroux, check out True Detective Season 1 and the supernatural drama The Leftovers.