George Clooney developing Watergate series for Netflix

PHOTO: George Clooney attends a movie premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9, 2017, in Toronto. J. Merritt/WireImage via Getty Images
George Clooney attends a movie premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9, 2017, in Toronto.

George Clooney is taking on Watergate.

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The actor is developing an eight-part series about the political scandal for Netflix, Clooney's publicist confirmed to ABC News Saturday morning.

PHOTO: The Watergate apartment & hotel complex, Oct. 18, 1972 (rear of the Howard Johnson motel/restaurant visible in the center). Steve Northup/LIFE via Getty Images
The Watergate apartment & hotel complex, Oct. 18, 1972 (rear of the Howard Johnson motel/restaurant visible in the center).

The series is expected to explore the key characters involved in the scandal.

Clooney's production company, Smokehouse Pictures, is working on the project with British screenwriter Matt Charman, Clooney's publicist also confirmed.

Charman was nominated for best orignal screenplay for the 2015 film "Bridge of Spies," which was directed by Steven Spielberg and co-written with Joel and Ethan Coen.

PHOTO: President Richard Nixon raises his hands with his trademark V sign in the doorway of a helicopter after leaving the White House following his resignation over the Watergate scandal, Aug. 9, 1974. Bill Pierce/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images
President Richard Nixon raises his hands with his trademark "V" sign in the doorway of a helicopter after leaving the White House following his resignation over the Watergate scandal, Aug. 9, 1974.

The Watergate scandal stems from a break-in by five men at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. on June 17, 1972, and President Richard Nixon's administration's involvement.

Netflix has not yet commented on the project.