We just had to do a double–take. 

STARZ launched the teaser video for their new series, which was released on Feb. 2. Gaslit, and we almost didn’t recognize Sean Penn. In the drama series—which premieres April 24 and is based on the first season of the Slow burn podcast by Leon Neyfakh—Penn stars as Richard NixonLoyal Attorney General John Mitchell. This teaser shows Penn fully transformed, with a long stature and receding hairline.

Gaslit, starring Penn, Julia Roberts, Dan Stevens Betty Gilpin, is “a modern take on Watergate that focuses on the untold stories and forgotten character of the scandal—from Nixon’s bumbling, opportunistic subordinates, to the deranged zealots aiding and abetting their crimes, to the tragic whistleblowers who would eventually bring the whole rotten enterprise crashing down,” according to the series description. 

“You are the first person to publicly accuse the President for the Watergate break–in. Are you crazy?” A questioner questions Martha MitchellJohn (Roberts) in his first sight.

Martha declares, “I’m Southern,” “We speak our minds, I never stop talkin’.”