Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and Brendan Gleeson (Braveheart) will star in Showtime’s political miniseries The Comey Rule. Daniels will portray former FBI director James Comey while Gleeson will portray President Trump respectively. The series is written and directed by Billy Ray (Richard Jewell), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The miniseries was initially scheduled by the cabler to premiere after the 2020 election but was moved up by Ray. The new premiere date of Sept. 27 is about six weeks before this year’s election in November. With four hours of programming, the miniseries will be split into two, 2-hour nights with the second half airing to Showtime the following night on Sept. 28.
Supporting cast in The Comey Rule includes Holly Hunter (The Piano), Michael Kelly (House of Cards), Jennifer Ehle (Pride and Prejudice), Peter Coyote (A Walk to Remember), Steven Pasquale (Rescue Me), Oona Chaplin (Taboo), William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption), Scoot McNairy (Killing Them Softly), Kingsley Ben-Adir (Peaky Blinders) and T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy).
The series is based on Comey’s 2018 memoir A Higher Loyalty and interviews conducted by Ray with other figures portrayed in the series, like American lawyer Sally Yates, attorney Andrew McCabe and former U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. It will give a look at the 2016 election from behind-the-headlines and the events that followed through the stories of Comey and Trump. The miniseries is produced by Secret Hideout, The Story Factory and Home Run Productions in association with CBS Television Studios. Ray, Alex Kurtzman (The Mummy), Shane Salerno (Salinger) and Heather Kadin (Star Trek: Discovery) executive produce, via The Hollywood Reporter.
The teaser for the miniseries can be seen below: