HBO is wrapping up the cast for the upcoming limited series The plumbers at the White House. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina alumna Kiernan Shipka, Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project), Yul Vazquez (The outsider), David Krumholtz (The Deuce), Rich summer (Crazy men), Kim Coates (Sons of lawlessness) and Liam James (Psych), join Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux, Domhnall Gleeson and Lena Headey in the five-part series that returns to one of the greatest political scandals in American history, Watergate. The series is currently in production.
The project is coming true Veep executive producers Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck, David Mandel and Frank Rich, and Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad’s The District. The limited series is a co-production between HBO and wiip.
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Created and written by Gregory and Huyck and directed by Mandel, The plumbers at the White House is based in part on public records and the book Integrity by Egil “Bud” Krogh and Matthew Krogh. The series tells the true story of how Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds, E. Howard Hunt (Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Theroux), accidentally overthrew the presidency they were diligently trying to protect.
Shipka plays Kevan Hunt, the president of the Smith College Republicans and the golden child of the Hunt family.
Barinholtz will play Jeb Magruder, deputy head of the committee for the re-election of President Nixon, a happy-go-lucky Charlie charged with riding the fold on the fanatical plumbers.
Vazquez is Bernard “Macho” Barker, Hunt’s devoted right-hand man during the Bay of Pigs campaign, now over the hill – and untrained – for breaking and entering, but too proud to admit it.
Krumholtz plays William O. Bittman. A fearless former prosecutor, he is the man who put Jimmy Hoffa in prison – but now he defends E. Howard Hunt and puts him at the center of an obstruction of the judicial operation that overthrows President Nixon.
Sommer will play Egil “Bud” Krogh, a junior Nixon assistant, who, in an effort to protect Nixon’s agenda from leaks like the Pentagon papers, unites Liddy and Hunt and unleashes them into the world.
Coates is Frank Sturgis, the muscle of the plumbers, a daring former US Marine who became a mass murderer for Fidel Castro, who went on to become an anti-Castro agent when Castro joined Russia.
James will play Saint John Hunt, the 18-year-old son of Howard Hunt, a sensitive aspiring musician who is drawn into Hunt’s shadowy world of deception.
Previously announced Gleeson will play John Dean, and Headey will portray Dorothy Hunt.
Harrelson and Theroux executive producers with Gregory, Huyck and Mandel; alongside Fleischer and Bernad for The District; and Rich, who has a deal with HBO and director, is producing the network’s Emmy-winning drama Succession. Paul Lee, Nne Ebong and Mark Roybal will executive produce for Wiip, Len Amato for Crash & Salvage. Gregg Fienberg is also an executive producer.
Shipka is represented by WME, Anonymous Content and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Barinholtz is represented by UTA, Artists First & Jared Levine from Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman. Vazquez is represented by The Gersh Agency and Untitled Entertainment. Krumholtz is represented by Brookside Artist Management, The Gersh Agency, & Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern, LLP. Sommer is represented by Domain Talent and Davis Spylios Management. Coates is represented by A3 Artists Agency and Mainstay Entertainment. James is represented by The Gersh Agency, Integral Artists and Chad Christopher at GGSSC.
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