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Justin Theroux and Woody Harrelson Are Teaming Up with Veep Writers for Watergate Series at HBO

Should we be prepared for drama or comedy?

Megan Vick

Justin Theroux and Woody Harrelson are returning to HBO. The respective The Leftovers and True Detective stars are teaming up with the Veep creative team for a five-part limited series about Watergate, according to Variety.

The White House Plumbers will tackle the story of how Watergate masterminds E. Howard Hunt (Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Theroux) inadvertently led to the implosion of the Nixon administration, which they were ardently trying to protect with their plan. It is partially based on public records and Egil and Matthew Krogh's book Integrity. The series was created by Veep writers Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, and Veep showrunner David Mandel will executive-produce the series and direct all five episodes.

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The limited series will also be a reunion of sorts for Theroux and Harrelson; Theroux executive-produced Live In Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and The Jeffersons, in which Harrelson starred as Archie Bunker. The production earned Theroux an Emmy earlier this year.

HBO didn't respond to TV Guide's request for comment at press time.

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