Headey joins previously announced cast members Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux, and Domhnall Gleeson. The five-episode series tells the story of how President Nixon’s own political saboteurs and Watergate masterminds, E. Howard Hunt (Harrelson) and G. Gordon Liddy (Theroux), accidentally toppled the Presidency they were zealously trying to protect.
Headey will star as Dorothy Hunt, the wife of E. Howard Hunt. A mother of four and active CIA asset, Dorothy tries to hold her family together while entangling herself in her husband’s catastrophic misadventures.
The show brings Headey back into the HBO fold. She is best known for playing Cersei Lannister in the premium cabler’s megahit fantasy drama series “Game of Thrones.” Her time on the show earned her five Emmy nominations as well as a Golden Globe nomination. She is also known for her starring roles in shows like “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and in films like “300,” “Fighting with My Family,” and “Dredd.”
She is repped by CAA, TMT Entertainment Group, and Kraditor & Haber.
Harrelson and Theroux will executive produce in addition to starring. “Veep” writers and executive producers Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck created the series and will executive produce. “Veep” showrunner David Mandel will executive produce and direct all five episodes. Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad will executive produce for The District along with Paul Lee, Nne Ebong and Mark Roybal for wiip and Len Amato for Crash&Salvage. “Succession” executive producer Frank Rich will also executive produce, as will Gregg Fienberg. The series will be a co-production between HBO and wiip. Mandel is currently under an overall deal at HBO.