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Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux find themselves in the middle of Watergate in trailer for HBO’s ‘The White House Plumbers’

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HBO has released the trailer for the much-anticipated limited series The White House Plumbers from Veep creators David Mandel, Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck and starring Woody Harrelson (HBO’s True Detective) and Justin Theroux (HBO’s The Leftovers), which will debut May 1 on HBO and streaming on HBO Max.

The White House Plumbers is a satirical behind-the-scenes look at the Watergate scandal as Nixon’s political saboteurs, E. Howard Hunt (Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (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.

An all star cast joins Harrelson and Theroux including Emmy Award nominee 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, Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner as Dita Beard, Kim Coates as Frank Sturgis, Yul Vazquez as Bernard “Macho” Barker, Alexis Valdés as Felipe De Diego, Nelson Ascencio as Virgilio “Villo” Gonzalez, Tony Plana as Eugenio “Muscolito” Martinez, Zoe Levin as Lisa Hunt, Liam James as Saint John Hunt, Kiernan Shipka as Kevan Hunt, Tre Ryder as David Hunt, David Krumholtz as William O. Bittman, Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham as Judge Sirica, Rich Sommer as Egil “Bud” Krogh, and John Carroll Lynch as John Mitchell.

The five-episode limited series is directed and executive produced by David Mandel; created, written and executive produced by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck; executive produced by Frank Rich, David Bernad, Gregg Fienberg, Justin Theroux, Woody Harrelson, Len Amato, and Ruben Fleischer. An HBO co-production with wiip with executive producers Paul Lee, Mark Roybal and Nne Ebong.

Here is the trailer.

Erik Anderson

Erik Anderson is the founder/owner and Editor-in-Chief of AwardsWatch and has always loved all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards since he was in single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself in film school and the film forums of GoldDerby, and then migrated over to the former Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), before breaking off to create AwardsWatch in 2013. He is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, accredited by the Cannes Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and more, is a member of the International Cinephile Society (ICS), The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA), Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) and the International Press Academy. Among his many achieved goals with AwardsWatch, he has given a platform to underrepresented writers and critics and supplied them with access to film festivals and the industry and calls the Bay Area his home where he lives with his husband and son.

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