Kiernan Shipka, Ike Barinholtz, Yul Vazquez, David Krumholtz, Rich Sommer, Kim Coates, and Liam James have all been cast in the series. They join previously announced cast members Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux, Domnhall Gleason, and Lena Headey. The series is currently in production.
The five-episode series tells the story of how President Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds, E. Howard Hunt (Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Theroux), accidentally toppled the Presidency they were zealously trying to protect. The book is based in part on public records and the book ”Integrity” by Egil “Bud” Krogh and Matthew Krogh.
Shipka (“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” “Mad Men”) will star as Kevan Hunt, the president of the Smith College Republicans and the golden child of the Hunt family.
Barinholtz (“The Mindy Project,” “Suicide Squad”) will play as Jeb Magruder, deputy head of the Committee to Re-Elect President Nixon, a glad-handing good-time Charlie charged with riding herd on the fanatical Plumbers.
Vazquez (“The Outsider,” “Russian Doll”) will play Bernard “Macho” Barker, Hunt’s devoted right-hand man during the Bay of Pigs Campaign. He’s now over-the-hill and undertrained for committing burglary, but too proud to admit it.
Krumholtz (“The Deuce,” “Numb3rs”) will play William O. Bittman. A fearless former prosecutor, he’s the guy who put Jimmy Hoffa in jail. But now is defending E. Howard Hunt placing him in the center of an obstruction of justice operation that brings down President Nixon.
Sommer (“Mad Men,” “GLOW”) will appear as Egil “Bud” Krogh. He is a junior Nixon aide who, in an effort to protect Nixon’s agenda from leaks such as the Pentagon papers, unites Liddy and Hunt and unleashes them on the world.
Coates (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Bad Blood”) will appear as Frank Sturgis. The Plumbers’ muscle, he is a daring former US Marine who became a mass-murderer for Fidel Castro who then became an anti-Castro operative when Castro aligned with Russia.
James (“The Way Way Back,” “The Killing”) will play Saint John Hunt, Howard Hunt’s 18 year-old son, a sensitive aspiring musician, who is pulled into Hunt’s shadowy world of deception.
Shipka is repped by WME, Anonymous Content, The Lede Company and Sloane Offer. Barinholtz is repped by UTA, Artists First, and Morris Yorn. Vazquez is repped by Gersh and Untitled Entertainment. Krumholtz is repped by Brookside Artist Management, Gersh, and Sloane Offer. Sommer is repped by Domain Talent & Davis Spylios Management. Coates is repped by A3 Artists Agency and Mainstay Entertainment. James is repped by Gersh, Integral Artists, and Goodman Genow.
Harrelson and Theroux will executive produce in addition to starring. “Veep” writers and executive producers Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck created the series and will executive produce. “Veep” showrunner David Mandel will executive produce and direct all five episodes. Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad will executive produce for The District along with Paul Lee, Nne Ebong and Mark Roybal for wiip and Len Amato for Crash&Salvage. “Succession” executive producer Frank Rich will also executive produce, as will Gregg Fienberg. The series will be a co-production between HBO and wiip. Mandel is currently under an overall deal at HBO.