Corbin Bernsen, Alexis Valdés In HBO Series – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Corbin Bernsen (psych) and Alexis Valdés have been tapped for roles opposite Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux in The Plumbers of the White House, HBO’s five-part limited series revisiting Watergate, one of the biggest political scandals in American history.

The series, now in production, comes out Veep executive producers Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck, David Mandel and Frank Rich. Created and written by Gregory and Huyck and directed by Mandel, White House Plumbers is based in part on public records and the book Integrity by Egil “Bud” Krogh and Matthew Krogh. It tells the true story of how Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds, E. Howard Hunt (Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Theroux), accidentally overthrew the presidency they were zealously trying to protect.

Bernsen plays Richard Kleindienst, the Harvard-educated Attorney General who has been tainted by the ITT scandal and a controversial confirmation process. He refuses to use his power to protect the plumbers from investigators.

Valdés plays Felipe De Diego, a Cuban-American broker and sailor who participates in every Plumber’s operation except the one that ends in their arrest.

Executive Producer of Harrelson and Theroux White House Plumbers with Gregory, Huyck and Mandel; alongside Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad for The District; and Rich. Paul Lee, Nne Ebong and Mark Roybal produce for wiip and Len Amato for Crash&Salvage. Gregg Fienberg also executive produces. The limited series is a co-production between HBO and wiip.

Bernsen recently returned on Fox’s The inhabitant and Showtime’s Billions and is currently shooting the TV movement Psych III MFT for Peacock, who reprises his role as Spencer. He is represented by A3 Artists Agency and Randy James Management. Valdes is represented by Eduardo Valdivia.

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