Watergate is one of the most infamous political scandals in American history, one that produced a rogues’ gallery of then-President Richard Nixon loyalists out to ensure his reelection. Instead, it led to a round of can’t-miss televised hearings and Nixon’s resignation. And now Woody Harrelson is involved.
HBO dropped the trailer for its limited series White House Plumbers on Friday. It tells the story of the big names behind the break-in of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel in 1972. Harrelson plays intelligence officer E. Howard Hunt, and Justin Theroux, in a majestic mustache, plays G. Gordon Liddy. The trailer shows the two key operatives being tasked with making sure Nixon wins the election by then-White House counsel John Dean (Domhnall Gleeson).
“We’ll be laughed at as third-rate burglars forever,” Harrelson says in the trailer.
White House Plumbers also stars Lena Headey, Judy Greer and Ike Barinholtz, among others. The five-episode series makes its debut in March of 2023. It’s directed and executive produced by David Mandel, who brought us another White House adventure, Veep.