the white house plumbers

The White House Plumbers

What it’s about: Based in part on public records and the book The White House Plumbers 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. Domhnall Gleeson (Run) will portray the brilliant, and ambitious White House Counsel, John Dean. Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) will play Hunt's wife, Dorothy, a CIA asset who tries to hold her family together.

Rounding out the ensemble cast is: Kiernan Shipka, Ike Barinholtz, Yul Vazquez (The Outsider), David Krumholtz (The Deuce), Rich Sommer (Run), Judy Greer, Kim Coates, Liam James, Zoe Levin, Tony Plana, Zak Orth, Nelson Ascencio, Tre Ryder, Gary Cole (Veep), Toby Huss, John Carroll Lynch, and Kathleen Turner.

the white house plumbers cast

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, Paul Lee, Nne Ebong, Mark Roybal, Len Amato, and Gregg Fienberg (I Know This Much Is True, Big Little Lies) will executive produce as well.

the white house plumbers

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.

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