It’s time to take one other have a look at the Watergate scandal.
On Monday, Feb. 22, Starz revealed that the Julia Roberts and Sean Penn-led anthology sequence Gaslit will dwell on its community. Adapted from season certainly one of Slate’s Slow Burn podcast, which examined the scandal that introduced down President Richard Nixon, Gaslit will showcase the lesser recognized features of the political controversy.
Here’s how Starz described the sequence: “Gaslit is a modern take on Watergate that focuses on the untold stories and forgotten characters of the scandal – from Nixon’s bumbling, opportunistic subordinates, to the deranged zealots aiding and abetting their crimes, to the tragic whistleblowers who would eventually bring the whole rotten enterprise crashing down.”
Specifically, the brand new anthology sequence can have Roberts front-and-center as Martha Mitchell, a preferred Southern socialite and spouse to the President’s Attorney General. And, we’re completely happy to report, Penn is to star reverse Roberts as Attorney General John Mitchell.