This five-part limited series imagines the behind-the-scenes story of how Nixon’s political saboteurs, E. Howard Hunt (Woody Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Justin Theroux), accidentally toppled 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 fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, White House Plumbers sheds light on the lesser-known series of events that led to one of the greatest political scandals in American history.
Rounding out the ensemble cast is: Lena Headey, Kiernan Shipka, Ike Barinholtz, Yul Vazquez (The Outsider), David Krumholtz (The Deuce), Rich Sommer (Run), Judy Greer, Kim Coates, Liam James, Zoe Levin, Tony Plana, Zak Orth, Nelson Ascencio, Tre Ryder, Gary Cole (Veep), Toby Huss, John Carroll Lynch, and Kathleen Turner.
White House Plumbers Podcast
Political journalist Olivia Nuzzi offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series while investigating its balance of fact versus fiction. Hint: It’s mostly fact.