HBO has been unparalleled when it comes to their political comedies like Veep, and the network is ready to premiere a limited series about the guys behind the Watergate scandal.
Check out the trailer for White House Plumbers:
Here’s the official description:
WHITE HOUSE PLUMBERS takes the audience behind-the-scenes of 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.
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 series will run for only five episodes and is said to be based on the 2007 book Integrity by Egil and Matthew Krogh. The show creators, Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck have both written for HBO’s Veep, and that very same series’ showrunner David Mandel is set to direct all five episodes of this show.
The Watergate scandal is no doubt one of the biggest political scandals of all time, and though Nixon is at the very center of that story, I’m interested to see what really conspired with everyone else that was involved in the scandal.
White House Plumbers premieres on HBO Max on May 1.