Showtime has released a trailer for its upcoming two-night political drama miniseries The Comey Rule. Starring Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as former FBI director and Brendan Gleeson (Mr. Mercedes) as President Donald Trump, the series takes a dramatic look at the 2016 American Presidential election and the controversy surrounding Comey’s actions and his firing from the FBI. Check out the trailer and poster below…
The Comey Rule is written and directed by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips). Daniels and Gleeson are joined by Holly Hunter (The Piano) as former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Michael Kelly (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) as former FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty) as Patrice Comey, Scoot McNairy (Halt and Catch Fire) as former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul) as former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones) as former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Amy Seimetz (The Girlfriend Experience) as former FBI lawyer Trisha Anderson, Steven Pasquale (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story) as former FBI agent Peter Strzok, Peter Coyote (The Disappearance) as former FBI Director Robert Mueller and Kingsley Ben-Adir (High Fidelity) as President Barack Obama.
The limited series also features Steve Zissis (Togetherness), Shawn Doyle (House of Cards), Brian d’Arcy James (Spotlight), Dalmar Abuzeid (Anne with an E), William Sadler (When They See Us), T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy), Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Spencer Garrett (Bombshell), Michael Hyatt (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), and Damon Gupton (Black Lightning).
Based on a number of additional interviews involving key principals which were conducted and compiled for over a year, The Comey Rule is an immersive, behind-the-headlines account of the historically turbulent events surrounding the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, which divided a nation. It is not a biopic of one man, but is instead the story of two powerful figures, Comey and Trump, whose strikingly different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course.
The Comey Rule will premiere on Showtime on September 27th and conclude on September 28th.
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