The White House Plumbers

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The White House Plumbers
Genre
Created by
  • Alex Gregory
  • Peter Huyck
Based on
Integrity: Good People, Bad Choices, and Life Lessons from the White House
by
Written by
  • Alex Gregory
  • Peter Huyck
Directed by David Mandel
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producers
Production companies
  • HBO Entertainment
  • wiip
  • The District
  • Crash&Salvage
Distributor Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
Release
Original network HBO
External links
Official website

The White House Plumbers is an upcoming American political drama television miniseries created and written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck and directed by David Mandel, based on the 2007 novel Integrity by Egil Krogh and Matthew Krogh. The series stars Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux, Domhnall Gleeson, and Lena Headey and is set to premiere on HBO.

Contents

Premise

Watergate masterminds and President Richard Nixon's political mutineers E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy accidentally overturn the presidency they were trying to protect.

Cast and characters

Production

Development

On December 4, 2019, it was announced that HBO had ordered the five-episode limited series created and executive produced by Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck, David Mandel, Frank Rich, Ruben Fleischer, and David Bernad. Gregory and Huyck were attached to write the miniseries with Mandel directing all episodes. [1]

Casting

Alongside the series order announcement, Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux were set to star in lead roles as well as executive produce. [1] In April 2021, Domhnall Gleeson and Lena Headey were cast in main roles. [2] [3] In May 2021, Kiernan Shipka, Ike Barinholtz, Yul Vazquez, David Krumholtz, Rich Sommer, Kim Coates, and Liam James joined the cast in starring roles while Nelson Ascencio, Gary Cole, Toby Huss, Zoe Levin, John Carroll Lynch, Zak Orth, and Tony Plana were cast in undisclosed capacities. [4] [5] In the same month, the following week, Kathleen Turner joined the main cast. [6] In June 2021, Judy Greer was cast in a main role. [7] In July 2021, Corbin Bernsen and Alexis Valdés were cast in undisclosed capacities. [8]

Filming

The series began principal photography on May 3, 2021 and is set to last until September 18, 2021. Filming is taking place in Poughkeepsie, New York on Zack's Way, New York City, Albany, New York, Washington, D.C., and Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. [9] On August 5, 2021, production was suspended after an audio recording reportedly captured Mandel berating and threatening the head of props, and the props department walked off the set. [10] Filming resumed on August 12 with additional protocols following the incident. [11]

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