Julia Roberts and an obscure Sean Penn star in the Starz miniseries Gaslit, which promises to breathe new life into the old Watergate scandal. The first trailer of the project has been released. Gaslit showrunner Robbie Pickering said, “Gaslit is a Watergate story you’ve never heard before. At the center of the show is her own beloved husband, who completely exposed the entire scandal and ultimately partially Attorney General John Mitchell (Penn) There’s Martha Mitchell (Roberts), who has become the subject of a vicious White House smear campaign by We also see John Dean (Dan Stevens), a senior management lawyer pushed to the forefront with his wife, Mo (Betty Gilpin), who is dragged into covering up the scandal.”
Gaslit is a modern take on the Watergate Scandal, focusing on the untold stories and forgotten characters of the scandal, from the inept and opportunistic underlings of Nixon to the deranged bigots who aided his crimes, to the tragic informants who eventually uncovered the entire rotten enterprise. described as a comment.
“I don’t think it’s a mistake to ignore and silence the women who played such an influential role in this scandal,” executive producer Sam Esmail told reporters on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour panel. I think this is a planned move. That’s exactly the shift in perspective this story takes.” said.
The production made headlines last July, as Penn refused to work on the production until the entire cast and crew were infused. At the time, Gaslit studio NBC Universal had more limited, union-negotiated vaccine requirements. Penn returned to production in September. Gaslit is based on the first season of Slate’s Slow Burn podcast. Matt Ross directed and executive produced. Esmail and Chad Hamilton served as executive producers along with Roberts, Lisa Gillan, Marisa Yeres Gill, Gabriel Roth, and Josh Levin.