Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux to Star in Watergate Limited Series at HBO

Tim Baysinger

Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux are set to star in a limited series about Watergate for HBO, titled “The White House Plumbers.”

The series sees the duo star as E. Howard Hunt (Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Theroux), the masterminds of the Watergate break-in that ended Richard Nixon’s presidency. “The White House Plumbers” tells the true story of how Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds accidentally toppled the presidency that they were zealously trying to protect.

It is based in part on public records and the book “Integrity” by Egil “Bud” Krogh and Matthew Krogh.

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The series is from co-creators Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, with “Veep” showrunner David Mandel as the director and executive producer. It is a co-production with former ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee’s wiip, who will also executive produce with Nne Ebong. “Venom” and “Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer and his The District production company is also involved; he and David Bernad will serve as executive producers.

“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,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys said. “We’re especially happy to welcome both Woody and Justin back to HBO and are looking forward to getting started.”

Harrelson and Theroux both have experience with HBO. Harrelson co-starred with Matthew McConaughey on the first season of HBO’s “True Detective,” and also starred in both “Zombieland” and its 2019 sequel “Zombieland: Double Tap,” which Fleischer directed. Theroux starred in Damon Lindelof’s “The Leftovers,” which ran for three seasons on the pay-cable network.

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