This article discusses the possibility of White House Plumbers Season 2 on HBO and may contain spoilers for the first season.
White House Plumbers is the latest retelling of the Watergate scandal, giving the HBO prestige treatment to a story that has been adapted in everything from All the President’s Men in 1976 to, much more recently, Gaslit on Starz. It’s an age-old tale of conservative incompetence that utterly undermines the very fabric of American democracy, so it’s more timely than ever.
The finale of the first season is right around the corner so people are naturally curious about a potential continuation, so here’s everything we know.
Will there be a White House Plumbers Season 2 on HBO?
Renewed or canceled status: Canceled
Perhaps canceled isn’t the right word. White House Plumbers has always been billed as a limited series, which means it was never intended to run for more than one season. So, naturally, there are no plans for a Season 2 on HBO.
Despite the all-star cast and the proven writing talents of Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory, who were responsible for Veep, White House Plumbers hasn’t been particularly well received, though it has been an understandable success with audiences. However, its cultural impact hasn’t necessarily made a dent in the TV landscape, which is what would need to happen for a show with such an obviously short lifespan to even be considered for a renewal.
White House Plumbers is also, of course, based on true events. By the time the finale rolls around, the story of the Watergate scandal will have been told and the key players — in this case Gordon Liddy and Howard Hunt — will have received their comeuppance. There’s no more of the story to tell, unless the idea was to approach it from a new angle, much like how Gaslit did by focusing on Martha Mitchell.
But that’s very unlikely. Our official prediction is that there will not be a Season 2 of White House Plumbers, and that’s pretty nailed on, though as ever we’ll update this page with any new information as soon as we get it.