George Clooney And Netflix Working On Watergate Series

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Actor George Clooney attends the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

George Clooney is partnering with Netflix on a Watergate drama project.

The Watergate scandal began in June 1972 when five men were arrested for breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate complex in Washington D.C. The subsequent investigation revealed a cover up initiated by high-ranking White House officials that eventually forced the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.

The drama is set to be a limited series with Matt Charman set to write, Clooney is set to executive produce with the possibility of him directing episodes of the drama.