The Comey Rule Takes Aim at Trump's Russian Allegiances in Teaser Trailer
The power struggle between President Trump and James Comey is officially on in the first teaser trailer for Showtime’s limited series The Comey Rule.
The two-night, four-hour event — airing Sunday, Sept. 27 and Monday, Sept. 28 at 9/8c — stars Emmy winner Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as the former FBI director. Based on Comey’s bestselling memoir A Higher Loyalty, The Comey Rule takes viewers behind the scenes of Comey’s turbulent relationship with President Trump, played by Brendan Gleeson (Mr. Mercedes). The limited series “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,” per the official description.
The cast also includes Holly Hunter as former attorney general Sally Yates, House of Cards‘ Michael Kelly as former FBI director Andrew McCabe and Halt and Catch Fire‘s Scoot McNairy as former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein. Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) wrote and directed the series and serves as an executive producer.
The Comey Rule was originally slated to debut in late November, but following criticism from Ray, who expressed disappointment that the series would air after the 2020 presidential election on Nov. 3, Showtime moved up the premiere to September.
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