Game of Thrones alumna Lena Headey returns to HBO to star opposite Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux and Domhnall Gleeson in The plumbers at the White House, HBO’s five-part limited series that returns to one of the greatest political scandals in American history, Watergate.
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.
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.
Headey will play Dorothy Hunt. A mother of four and active CIA possession, Dorothy tries to keep her family together as she entangles herself in the disastrous misfortunes of her husband (Harrelson). Gleeson plays John Dean of the White House.
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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.
Known for her role of Cersei Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones, which garnered her five Emmy nominations, Headey will star and executive produce Beacon 23, Spectrum Originals and AMC Networks’ upcoming psychological thriller series based on bestselling author Hugh Howey’s book of the same name. They recently completed production of the feature 9 bullets across from Sam Worthington and packed up earlier this year Gunpowder Milkshakealso alongside Karen Gillan and Angela Bassett. She will be voicing Evil-Lyn in the upcoming Netflix reimagining Masters of the Universe from director Kevin Smith.
Headey is represented by CAA and TMT Entertainment Group.