Gaslit: Starz teases the launch of the drama series Julia Roberts and Sean Penn (watch) – TV shows canceled + renewed

Starz teased the arrival of the new drama series, Gas lighting, with a trailer. Starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn, the limited series looks back on the Watergate scandal and shows viewers untold stories from the historic event.

Starz revealed more about the drama in a press release.

Gas lighting is a modern take on Watergate that focuses on the untold stories and forgotten characters of the scandal – from clumsy and opportunistic subordinates of Nixon to deranged fanatics aiding and abetting their crimes to tragic whistleblowers who would eventually bring down the whole world. rotten business. The story will center on Martha Mitchell, played by Julia Roberts. A big personality with an even bigger mouth. Martha is an Arkansan socialite and the wife of loyal Nixon Attorney General John Mitchell, played by Sean Penn. Despite her party affiliation, she is the first person to publicly raise the alarm about Nixon’s involvement in Watergate, provoking both the presidency and her personal life. As Attorney General, John Mitchell was Nixon’s most trusted adviser and best friend. Temperamental, rude and ruthless – but hopelessly in love with his famously outspoken wife – he will be forced to choose between Martha and the President. “Gaslit” also stars Dan Stevens as “John Dean”, Betty Gilpin as “Mo Dean”, Shea Whigham as “G. Gordon Liddy” and Darby Camp as “Marty Mitchell”.

Gas lighting is based on the first season of the critically acclaimed “Slow Burn” podcast. It was created and produced by Robbie Pickering, who also serves as showrunner. Matt Ross directed and executive produced. Sam Esmail, through his overall deal with UCP and Chad Hamilton, served as an executive producer under their Esmail Corp production banner. Roberts produced under his Red Om Films banner, with co-executive producers Lisa Gillan and Marisa Yeres Gill. Gabriel Roth and Josh Levin of Anonymous Content and Slate are also executive producers. Leon Neyfakh, who created the podcast, consulted on the project. “Gaslit” is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, for STARZ.

STARZ previously announced that the limited series is set to premiere sunday april 24 at midnight on the STARZ app, all STARZ streaming platforms and on-demand and internationally on the STARZPLAY premium streaming platform in Europe, Latin America and Japan. In linear, it will debut on **STARZ at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT in the United States and Canada. **

Consult a trailer for Gas lighting below.

What do you think? Are you planning to check Gas lighting on Starz next month?