George Clooney is reportedly working on a Netflix TV show about Watergate

It's one of the biggest political dramas of all time

Netflix is reportedly set to start work on a new TV series about the Watergate scandal.

According to Variety, actor George Clooney has been drafted in to executive produce the show, with Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies) writing the script.

It’s also reported that Clooney could direct part of the show.



The Watergate scandal is the name given to the events surrounding the cover-up of the 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s Watergate offices in Washington DC.

The controversy surrounding the burglary led to the impeachment process and subsequent resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.

The series will be split into eight parts, and it’s understood that each episode will focus on a different individual involved in the events.

Watergate was adapted for cinema in the 1976 film ‘All The President’s Men’, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, based on the non-fiction book of the same name.


Earlier this year, George Clooney joined Beyonce and Oprah Winfrey at a one hour Hurricane Harvey relief telethon.