Hollywood stars Julia Roberts and Sean Penn will headline the upcoming anthology series Gaslit based on the award-winning podcast Slow Burn. Set in Starz, the first season of the Robbie Pickering-produced show will focus on the Watergate scandal that brought down the presidency of Richard Nixon in 1974. Described as a modern take on Watergate, the show “focuses on untold stories and forgotten characters. Starz said in a press release,” from Nixon’s flirtatious, opportunistic subordinates, humiliating jealousies and ending their crimes For, which will bring down a completely rotten enterprise ”. Modern Love Season 2: Kit Harrington, Anna Pequin, Minnie Driver Board Amazon’s Anthology Series.
Roberts will star as Martha Mitchell, a celebrity Arkanson socialite and Nixon’s loyal attorney general, John Mitchell (wife played by Penn). Despite his party affiliation, he is the first to publicly sound an alarm over Nixon’s involvement in Watergate, highlighting both the presidency and his personal life. As Attorney General, Michelle is Nixon’s most trusted advisor and best friend. By nature, cruel and merciless by nature – yet in love with his famously vocal wife – he will be forced to choose between Martha and the President. The First Lady: Judy Greer replaces Pamela Adlon in the show’s anthology series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actors Armi Hammer and Joel Edgerton were also set to star in the project. However, they both pulled it out of scheduling conflicts. “Captain Fantastic” director Matt Ross will helm the series to be produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studios Group. “In ‘Gatlit’, we have the opportunity to tell the incredible role of Martha Mitchell at Watergate not only to tell an incredible untold story, but we are also incredibly fortunate to have a great cast and great creative team including Julia and Sean “We can ask for such partners,” said Christina Davis, president of original programming for Starz.
She added, “We couldn’t be more excited to bring this story to a global STARS audience and continue the network’s commitment to uncovering premium stories that appeal to women while serving our key audiences Are, “he said. Gaslight Will start production later this year.
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