Watergate series produced by George Clooney in the works for Netflix


Bridge of Spies writer Charman has teamed up with Clooney and his production company Smokehouse Pictures to develop the series for Netflix, according to Deadline.

The series is said to follow an individual who was significantly part of the Watergate scandal in each episode, following such players like Attorney General John Mitchell and Nixon counsel John Ehrlichman. The plan (hope?) is to do eight episodes for the streaming service. We hear that the project has landed at Netflix for development in a competitive situation.

The Watergate scandal hinged on the Nixon administration's efforts to cover up its involvement in a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel and Office Complex in Washington. Shows like Making a Murderer, and Wormwood have helped establish the streamer as a primary destination for limited series surrounding true stories.

George Clooney is heading to Netflix with a new series chronicling the political scandal of Watergate. In November, it was revealed that Clooney is attached to star in and direct a limited series adaptation of the novel "Catch 22" from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Clooney will star in the role of Colonel Cathcart. So it will be interesting to see which series, Watergate or Catch-22 will win the coveted spot of "first Clooney TV project to air since E.R".