HBO’s White House plumbers call on Judy Greer for Watergate limited series
Actress Judy Greer (Just kidding, Ant-Man) heads to 1970s Washington DC TV line reports Greer is the latest to join HBO The plumbers of the White House. The limited series will explore the architects – and ultimate saboteurs – of the Watergate scandal that occurred during President Richard Nixon’s tenure.
According to TV line, Greer will play Fran Liddy, wife of Justin Theroux (The leftovers, the mosquito coast) G. Gordon Liddy. As much as Fran loves her husband, she has little faith in his political aspirations. Greer joins Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, Milkshake Gunpowder) as Dorothy Hunt, wife of Liddy’s counterpart, E. Howard Hunt. Hunt will be played by Woody Harrelson (Zombieland 2: Double Tap, Venom: Let There Be Carnage).
The five-part limited series chronicles the very men, especially Hunt and Giddy, who orchestrated the alleged wiretaps at the Democratic convention that led to Nixon’s resignation, according to TV line. The show is partially based on the 2007 book, Integrity: good people, bad choices and life lessons from the White House, written by Egil “Bud” Krogh and his son, Matthew Krogh. The elder Krogh, who died in 2020, was a lawyer in the Nixon administration who served his sentence for his role in the Watergate scandal.
TV line reports that this is the second time this story has been told on screen. In 1982, a TV movie titled, Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy, aired on NBC. Giddy and his wife were played by Robert Conrad (The Wild Wild West, Hard Knox) and Katherine Cannon (Beverly Hills, 90210, Hawaii Five-O), respectively.
According to the sister site of TVLine Deadline, the series is created by screenwriters Alex Gregory (Veep, King of the Hill) and Peter Huyck (What men want, a good old fashioned orgy). The duo will serve as executive producers with David Mandel (EuroTrip, the dictator) and Frank Rich (Ghost Light: A Memoir, Becoming Mike Nichols).
Greer is also set to appear in another Political Age series. According to Deadline, she is expected to play Nancy Howe in Showtime’s tentatively titled drama series, The First Lady. The anthology series is expected to explore the White House from the perspective of various US presidential wives. Howe was secretary and close friend of Betty Ford, wife of Gerald Ford. Michelle Pfeiffer (French release, which is below) is about to play Betty while Aaron Eckhart (Batman: The Dark Knight, thanks for smoking) was chosen as 38th president.