Take a look at the first images released from upcoming mini-series The Comey Rule, set to look at Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey during the tumultuous periods of Trump’s election and the first few months of his presidency.
Playing Trump is Brendan Gleeson, who you can see mostly silhouetted in-character above. Jeff Daniels plays Comey; pictured below.
Based on Comey’s own best-selling book A Higher Loyalty and using over a year of additional interviews with key figures, The Comey Rule was adapted for the screen and directed by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, Shattered Glass).
The event series will be split into two parts:
Part one looks the earliest days of the Russia investigation, the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails and their impact on Election Night 2016, when Donald Trump stunned the world and was elected president.
Part two is a virtual day-by-day account of the tempestuous relationship between Comey and Trump and the intense and chaotic first months of the Trump presidency – where allies became enemies, enemies became friends and truth depended on what side you were on.
There’s quite the ensemble here. Apart from Daniels and Gleeson as Comey and Trump respectively, The Comey Rule will also star 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 Robert Mueller; and Kingsley Ben-Adir (High Fidelity) as President Barack Obama.
The cast also includes 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), Richard Thomas (Tell Me Your Secrets), T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy), Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Spencer Garrett (Bombshell), Michael Hyatt (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Damon Gupton (Black Lightning) and Seann Gallagher (Good Witch).
Although no exact date has been announced, both Showtime in the U.S. and streaming service Stan in Australia have announced that The Comey Rule will be premiering on back-to-back nights in late November. Interestingly, that’s after the U.S. elections.