While HBO might not be the only game in town when you talk about prestige TV dramas, the network still might take the crown as the best platform to find quality programs. And with the upcoming “The White House Plumbers,” the premium network continues to stake its claim as the first place viewers should go for the best series starring the very best actors.
According to THR, Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux have signed on to star in the upcoming miniseries, “The White House Plumbers.” The mini is said to follow the true story of the two men that inadvertently took down the Richard Nixon presidency by staging the Watergate burglary, which was meant to protect the leader. The two actors will portray E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy, respectively.
“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, HBO president of programming. “We’re especially happy to welcome both Woody and Justin back to HBO and are looking forward to getting started.”
“The White House Plumbers” comes from writers Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, who previously worked on the HBO hit political satire, “Veep.” The show is a bit of an HBO reunion for both Theroux and Harrelson. The former was the lead in the critically-acclaimed drama series “The Leftovers,” and the latter starred opposite Matthew McConaughey in the first (and best) season of “True Detective.”
There’s no release date set for “The White House Plumbers,” but the limited series joins an ever-growing list of high-profile series and minis coming from HBO, as the network prepares for the launch of HBO Max and attempts to keep up with the likes of Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+, and Amazon, among others.