Watergate series from George Clooney in the works at Netflix

Netflix is developing an eight-part limited series about the Watergate scandal from executive producer George Clooney, TheWrap has learned.

Matt Charman, who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated “Bridge of Spies” with Joel and Ethan Coen, will serve as the writer on the eight-part series, produced by Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures and Sonar Entertainment.

The Watergate Scandal centered around a 1972 break in at the Democratic National Committee offices, located at the Watergate building in Washington D.C. The ensuing investigation implicated several high-ranking member’s of Nixon’s administration, culminating in Nixon’s resignation in 1974.

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View of the Watergate Hotel in Washington on June 17, the 25th anniversary of the break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee.The ensuing Watergate scandal toppled Ricard M. Nixon from the presidency in 1972. WATERGATE
UNITED STATES - JUNE 17: AFTER BREAK IN-Police and telephone men check out the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington Saturday after five men were arrested during a break-in attempt. Authorities called it an elaborate plot to bug the office and said the men had photographic equipment and electronic listening devices. Watergate break-in. (Photo by Ken Feil/Washington Post/Getty Images)
A United States marshal escorts Frank Sturgis from a courthouse after his arraignment. He was involved in the burglary and wiretapping of the Democratic National Committee offices in the Watergate complex. (Photo by � Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
United States marshals escort James McCord and Eugenio Martinez from a courthouse after their arraignment. They were involved in the burglary and wiretapping of the Democratic National Committee offices in the Watergate complex. (Photo by � Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
A United States marshal escorts Eugenio Martinez from a courthouse after his arraignment. He was involved in the burglary and wiretapping of the Democratic National Committee offices in the Watergate complex. (Photo by � Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
A United States marshal escorts Bernard Barker from a courthouse after his arraignment. He was involved in the burglary and wiretapping of the Democratic National Committee offices in the Watergate complex. (Photo by � Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Marking the 30th anniversary of the break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate Office Building in Washington, 17 June 1972, the US National Archives opened up and displayed some of the police evidence 13 June 2002 that has been sealed in archival warehouses for almost 30 years. The personal phonebook belonging to burgular Bernard Barker containing the entry HH for Howard Hunt (top right), which established the direct connection to Hunt and the Nixon White House, is seen here. AFP Photo/Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Marking the 30th anniversary of the break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate Office Building in Washington, 17 June 1972, the US National Archives opened up and displayed some of the police evidence 13 June 2002 that has been sealed in archival warehouses for almost 30 years. To the rear are arrest photo enlargements of the 4 Cubans from Miami, Valdez Martinez(L),Virgilio Gonzalez(2L), Bernard Barker, and Frank Sturgis(R) who committed the crime and in the forground are lights, film, a toolbag , a trenchcoat, and bugging equipment used in one of the most famous burglaries in political history. AFP Photo/Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
A witness indicates H.R. Haldeman, Nixon's chief of staff, on a diagram as he testifies before the Senate Watergate Committee during the Watergate Hearings. The nationally televised hearings began in mid-May 1973 and resulted in the resignation of President Richard Nixon on August 8, 1974. (Photo by � Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) This sketch shows White House Watergate Attorney James St. Claire arguing before the Supreme Court over whether President Nixon could assert executive privilege in withholding evidence demanded by Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworksi in the Watergate cover-up trial. The Justices are (L to R), Chief Justice Warren Burger; William Brennan; Byron White; Henry Blackmun; and at right is the chair normally occupied by William Rehnquist, who withdrew from this case.
President Richard Nixon delivers one of his periodic Watergate speeches. (Photo by � Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee Sam Ervin listens to a witness during the Watergate Hearings. The nationally televised hearings began in mid-May 1973 and resulted in the resignation of President Richard Nixon on August 8, 1974. (Photo by � Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
The Senate Watergate Committee sits with key staff during the Watergate Hearings. The nationally televised hearings began in mid-May 1973 and resulted in the resignation of President Richard Nixon on August 8, 1974. (Photo by � Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
U.S. President Richard Nixon during Press Conference Regarding Middle East Crisis and Watergate, 1973. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)
Birmingham Evening Mail Front Page Published Friday 27th April 1973. Headlines. Bugging : Nixon aide resigns. (Photo by Birmingham Post and Mail Archive/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) President Richard Nixon, claiming he was misled by his staff, has assumes 'full responsibility' for the Watergate bugging and indicated a special prosecutor may be named to investigate the worst crisis of his presidency. Six top administration officials have resigned as a consequence of the case. Attorney General Richard G.Kleindienst and top White House aides H.R.Haldeman, John D.Ehrlichman and John W.Dean III all resigned April 30. Last week, L.Patrick Gray III, acting director of the F.B.I., and Jeb Stuart Magruder, a former Haldeman aide, also resigned.
Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee Sam Ervin sits with Chief Counsel Sam Dash, Senator Howard Baker, Staffer Rufus Edmiston and others as they listen to a witness during the Watergate Hearings. The nationally televised hearings began in mid-May 1973 and resulted in the resignation of President Richard Nixon on August 8, 1974. (Photo by � Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Atlanta: George Bush, national chairman of the Republican Party, called on the Watergate committee to quickly wrap up its hearings and 'end the speculation' as to whether President Nixon was involved in the bugging and coverup. Bush spoke at a noon news conference prior to addressing the National Young Republican Federation in convention in Atlanta.
(Original Caption) John Ehrlichman, former Presidential counsel, testifies before the Senate Watergate Committee. He said that President Nixon gave no hint on March 22 he knew about a Watergate coverup. Ehrlichman will continue his testimony before the committee July 30th.
A demonstration outside the Whitehouse in support of the impeachment of President Nixon (1913 - 1994) following the watergate revelations. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)
Colour photograph of President Richard Nixon (1913-1994) 37th President of the United States. Dated 1974. (Photo by Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)
8th August 1974: View of the cover of an Extra edition of the New York Post from the day US president Richard Nixon resigned, with the headline, 'NIXON QUITS TONIGHT'. (Photo by Blank Archives/Getty Images)
8th August 1974: American president Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994) announces his resignation on national television, following the Watergate scandal. (Photo by Pierre Manevy/Express/Getty Images)
Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994) gives the thumbs up after his resignation as 37th President of the United States. His son-in-law David Eisenhower is with him as he says goodbye to his staff at the White House, Washington DC. (Photo by Gene Forte/Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images)
The Watergate hotel and condominium complex pictured on the Potomac River in Washington, June 17, 2002. Thirty years ago, on June 17, 1972 a break-in into an office in Washington's elegant Watergate building ended more than two years later with the resignation of the 37th president, Richard Nixon. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang HK/ME
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This mark’s Clooney and Smokehouse’s second limited series announced in as many months. Back in November, Paramount Television and Anonymous Content announced they were in development on a limited-series adaptation of “Catch-22,” the 1961 satirical novel by Joseph Heller.

ABC also briefly flirted with the idea of doing an event series based on the Watergate scandal last year, based on the book “The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It,” by then-White House Counsel John Dean.

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George Clooney and Amal Clooney together
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: George Clooney and Amal Clooney go for dinner on April 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for March For Our Lives)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: (L-R) John Molner, Katie Couric, George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for March For Our Lives)
WESTWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22: George Clooney, Amal Clooney arrives at the Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' 'Suburbicon' at Regency Village Theatre on October 22, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: Executive producer/director George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney arrive at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Suburbicon' at the Village Theatre on October 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: George Clooney and Amal Clooney walk the red carpet ahead of the 'Suburbicon' screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: George Clooney and Amal Clooney walk the red carpet ahead of the 'Suburbicon' screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: George Clooney and Amal Clooney are seen leaving Hotel Cipriani during the 74. Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images,)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 24: George Clooney and Amal Clooney arrive at the Cesar Film Awards 2017 at Salle Pleyel on February 24, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Fran�is Pauletto/Corbis via Getty Images)
(FILES) File photo dated February 24, 2017 shows US actor George Clooney and his wife British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney as they arrive for the 42nd edition of the Cesar Ceremony at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. The couple welcomed their twin babies, Ella and Alexander, June 6, 2017 in London, the actor's publicist said. The 39-year-old human rights lawyer and 56-year-old Hollywood star -- both first-time parents -- tied the knot in Venice in 2014. / AFP PHOTO / bertrand GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 24: George Clooney and Amal Clooney arrive at the Cesar Film Awards Ceremony at Salle Pleyel on February 24, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff/Charriau/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: George and Amal Clooney attend the Netflix special screening and reception of The White Helmets hosted by The Clooney Foundation For Justice with George and Amal Clooney, at the Bvlgari Hotel on January 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix )
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: (AFP OUT) Actor George Clooney (L) and wife Amal Clooney attend a Leaders Summit for Refugees during the United Nations 71st session of the General Debate at the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Peter Foley - Pool/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the 'Money Monster' Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
(FILES) File photo dated February 11, 2016 shows US actor George Clooney (R)and his wife Amal arrive at the 66th Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin. George and Amal Clooney welcomed their twin babies, Ella and Alexander, on June 6, 2017 in London, the actor's publicist Stan Rosenfeld said. The 39-year-old human rights lawyer and 56-year-old Hollywood star -- both first-time parents -- tied the knot in Venice in 2014. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Amal Clooney and George Clooney arrive at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Hail, Caesar!' at Regency Village Theatre on February 1, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 01: George Clooney and Amal Clooney arrives at the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'Hail, Caesar!' at Regency Village Theatre on February 1, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney and Actor George Clooney arrive at the premiere of 'Our Brand In Crisis' held at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 26: Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the premiere of 'Our Brand Is Crisis' at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 26, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: George Clooney (L) and Amal Clooney are seen in Midtown on September 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/GC Images)
IBIZA, SPAIN - AUGUST 23: (L-R) Michael Meldman, Monica Gambee, Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford host the official launch of Casamigos Tequila in Ibiza, at Ushuaia Ibiza Beach hotel on August 23, 2015 in Ibiza, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
IBIZA, SPAIN - AUGUST 23: Amal Clooney (L) and Founder of Casamigos Tequila George Clooney attend as Casamigos founders Rande Gerber, George Clooney and Mike Meldman host the official launch of Casamigos Tequila in Ibiza and Spain at Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel on August 23, 2015 in Ibiza, Spain. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Casamigos Tequila)
US movie star George Clooney (R), accompanied by his wife Amal (L), arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo on May 24, 2015. Clooney is now here for the Japanese premiere of his new film 'Tomorrowland', a retro-futuristic spectacle mixing environmental themes with sci-fi wizardry. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - MAY 25: Lawyer Amal Clooney (R) and actor George Clooney (L) attends the Tokyo premiere of 'Tomorrowland' at Roppongi Hills on May 25, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 09: (L-R) Mia Alamuddin, actor George Clooney and lawyer Amal Clooney attend the premiere of Disney's 'Tomorrowland' at AMC Downtown Disney 12 Theater on May 9, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Actor George Clooney and lawyer Amal Clooney attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Amal Clooney and George Clooney are seen on May 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Amal Clooney, George Clooney get dinner at Caravaggio in Upper East Side on APRIL 28, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 07: George Clooney and Amal Clooney get dinner at Kappo Masa sushi restaurant in Upper East Side seen out in the Big Apple in yellow on MARCH 07, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor George Clooney (L) and Amal Clooney attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
George and Amal leave Venice town hall Ca'Farsetti after their civil marriage cerimony (Photo by Giulia Candussi/Corbis via Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 29: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin sighted on the way to their civil wedding at Canal Grande on September 29, 2014 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Robino Salvatore/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 28: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin leave the Aman Hotel on September 28, 2014 in Venice, Italy. George Clooney is set to marry his lawyer fiancee Amal Alamuddin this weekend in Venice where they met. (Photo by PVS/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 26: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice on September 26, 2014 in Venice, Italy. George Clooney is set to marry his lawyer fiancee Amal Alamuddin this weekend in Venice where they met. (Photo by PVS/GC Images)
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