The ‘Game of Thrones’ alum joins Woody Harrelson in HBO’s true-story Watergate show while the ‘Whiplash’ actor replaces Ed O’Neill in Amazon’s new drama series.
- May 2, 2021
The “Game of Thrones” star will play Dorothy Hunt, an active CIA asset and mother-of-four in “The White House Plumbers“, which will be based on public records and Egil and Matthew Krogh’s book “Integrity”, which followed the events that led to the impeachment of Nixon.
The limited five-part series, created by “Veep” ‘s Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck and directed by David Mandel, is being developed for U.S. network HBO.
Former “Modern Family” star O’Neill was forced to exit the series for family reasons.
In “Lightyears”, Simmons and Spacek will play Franklin and Irene York, who discover a portal to a deserted planet in their backyard.
It’s Simmons’ latest sign-on for Amazon in recent months – he will also star alongside Chris Pratt in Amazon Prime Video’s sci-fi thriller “The Tomorrow War“. Simmons also voices a character on the new Prime Video animated series “Invincible“.