Netflix is working on a limited series focusing on one of the biggest political scandals in U.S. history: Watergate. Deadline reports that the project has “Bridge of Spies” writer Matt Charman partnering with George Clooney and Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov.
“Watergate,” an eight-part limited series, landed at Netflix for development after what Netflix describes as a “competitive situation.”
“The potential series will be produced by studio Sonar Entertainment, which last year inked a first-look deal with Smokehouse,” Deadline reports. “We hear that each episode of ‘Watergate’ would focus on an individual surrounding the 1970s scandal such as former Attorney General John Mitchell and Richard Nixon counsel John Ehrlichman. It is styled after famous Japanese period drama ‘Rashomon.'”