Sean Penn is sort of unrecognizable, arm in arm with fellow Academy Award winner Julia Roberts, within the first trailer for Starz’s star-studded Watergate drama Gaslit (premiering Sunday, April 24 at 9/8c).
Based mostly on the primary season of Slate‘s Gradual Burn podcast, the restricted collection is “a contemporary tackle Watergate that focuses on the untold tales and forgotten characters of the scandal – from Nixon’s bumbling and opportunistic subordinates to the deranged zealots aiding and abetting their crimes to the tragic whistleblowers who would ultimately carry the entire rotten enterprise crashing down,” based on the official logline.
Penn inhabits the position of Nixon’s Legal professional Basic John Mitchell, however the story right here facilities on Roberts’ Martha Mitchell, “a giant persona with a good larger mouth,” the outline reads. “Martha is a celeb Arkansan socialite and spouse to Nixon’s loyal AG.”
Penn’s John Mitchell, in the meantime, is described as “temperamental, foul-mouthed and ruthless, but hopelessly in love together with his famously outspoken spouse” — and as seen within the trailer above, he’ll be “pressured to decide on between Martha and the President.”
Rounding out the ensemble are Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Legion) as John Dean, Betty Gilpin (GLOW) as Mo Dean, Shea Whigham (Homecoming) as G. Gordon Liddy and Darby Camp (Large Little Lies) as Marty Mitchell. Allison Tolman (Fargo) recurs as journalist Winnie McLendon.
Gaslit reunites Roberts with Homecoming govt producer Sam Esmail. Fellow EPs embrace Roberts, collection creator Robbie Pickering, director Matt Ross, Esmail Corp.’s Chad Hamilton, and Slate‘s Gabriel Roth and Josh Levin. Scroll right down to see the forged in character (alongside choose descriptions by Pickering), then hit the feedback and inform us if you happen to’ll be watching.