Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux Accidentally Topple the Presidency in ‘White House Plumbers’ Trailer

Got a leak? Well, Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux are here to fix it without draining your chequebook. HBO has released the first trailer for its upcoming TV series White House Plumbers, a five-episode satirical political miniseries starring Justin Theroux and Woody Harrelson as Watergate masterminds E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy respectively.

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White House Plumbers

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Created and written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, the show draws inspiration from Egil Krogh and Matthew Krogh’s 2007 non-fiction novel Integrity. The upcoming series will centre around the Special Investigations Unit, which later became to be known as the infamous “The Plumbers.” The unit was created to investigate the leaks of top-secret government documents, particularly the Pentagon Papers, to the press. Taking place in 1971, the show begins when the White House hires Hunt and Liddy, former CIA and FBI, respectively, to investigate the leak.

HBO’s White House Plumbers will explore the Watergate scandal, “as Nixon’s political saboteurs, E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy, accidentally topple the presidency they were zealously trying to protect… and their families along with it.” According to the show’s synopsis, “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, the show sheds light on the lesser-known series of events that led to one of America’s greatest political crimes.”

White House Plumbers

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Packed with humour and wit, the debut trailer goes behind the scenes, giving us a tease at all the drama that’s going to ensue when Harrelson’s Hunt and Theroux’s Liddy take over the covert operations for the White House. We even get to see the duo plotting their grand plans and how they risk everything for their “nation’s best interests.”

The cast for HBO’s White House Plumbers includes Lena Headey as Dorothy Hunt, Judy Greer as Fran Liddy, Domhnall Gleeson as John Dean, Toby Huss as James McCord, Ike Barinholtz as Jeb Magruder, Kathleen Turner as Dita Beard and Kim Coates as Frank Sturgis. Besides starring, Harrelson and Theroux also executive produce White House Plumbers with Gregg Fienberg, Huyck and Mandel alongside Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad for The District and Rich.

Watch the trailer above.

White House Plumbers

Image: HBO

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