HBO has released the official trailer for limited series White House Plumbers, from Emmy winners David Mandel (HBO’s Veep), Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck (HBO’s Veep).
Starring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux, the five-episode series debuts Monday, May 1 (9:00-10:00 P.M. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
White House Plumbers takes the audience behind-the-scenes of the Watergate scandal as Nixon’s political saboteurs, E. Howard Hunt (Woody Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Justin Theroux), accidentally topple the presidency they were zealously trying to protect… and their families along with it.
Chronicling actions on the ground, this satirical drama begins in 1971 when the White House hires Hunt and Liddy, former CIA and FBI, respectively, to investigate the Pentagon Papers leak.
After failing upward, the unlikely pair lands on the Committee to Re-Elect the President, plotting several unbelievable covert ops – including bugging the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate complex.
Proving that history can sometimes be stranger than fiction, White House Plumbers sheds light on the lesser-known series of events that led to one of America’s greatest political crimes.
The cast includes Lena Headey (Dorothy Hunt), Judy Greer (Fran Liddy), Domhnall Gleeson (John Dean), Toby Huss (James McCord), Ike Barinholtz (Jeb Magruder), Kathleen Turner (Dita Beard), and Kim Coates (Frank Sturgis).
Also starring are Yul Vazquez (Bernard “Macho” Barker), Alexis Valdés (Felipe De Diego), Nelson Ascencio (Virgilio “Villo” Gonzalez), Tony Plana (Eugenio “Muscolito” Martinez), Zoe Levin (Lisa Hunt), and Liam James (Saint John Hunt).
The cast is rounded out by Kiernan Shipka (Kevan Hunt), Tre Ryder (David Hunt), David Krumholtz (William O. Bittman), F. Murray Abraham (Judge Sirica), Rich Sommer (Egil “Bud” Krogh), and John Carroll Lynch (John Mitchell).
The series is directed and executive produced by David Mandel. It is created, written and executive produced by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck. Also executive producing are Frank Rich, David Bernad, Gregg Fienberg, Justin Theroux, Woody Harrelson, Len Amato, and Ruben Fleischer.
White House Plumbers is an HBO co-production with wiip with executive producers Paul Lee, Mark Roybal and Nne Ebong. The series is based in part on public records and the book Integrity by Egil “Bud” Krogh and Matthew Krogh.