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Inside The Showtime Miniseries 'The Comey Rule': Jeff Daniels And Brendan Gleeson As Comey And Trump

The Comey Rule (2020) Official Teaser | SHOWTIME

The modern day political feud is getting the miniseries treatment.

Real life will come to the small screen this Fall when The Comey Rule premieres on Showtime. Ahead of the highly anticipated debut, new photos and a trailer have been released!

'The Comey Rule'

Vanity Fair

All photos from Vanity Fair.

The Showtime drama will be the one of the first TV shows to center on our current political climate. The TV miniseries stars Jeff Daniels as James Comey, Holly Hunter as Sally Yates, Michael Kelly as Andrew McCabe, Jennifer Ehle as Patrice Comey, Scoot McNairy as Rod Rosenstein, and Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump. Showtime describes the show as:

"Miniseries adapted from James Comey's book "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership"

Brendan Gleeson

Jeff Daniels as James Comey and Brendan Gleeson as President Donald Trump.


Brendan Gleeson will be the first actor to play President Donald Trump in a non-comedic style. He will play the role less like Alec Baldwin on SNL and more like a villain. The Irish actor can be recognized from his roles in Braveheart, Harry Potter, and Paddington 2. While speaking about Gleeson to Vanity Fair, show creator Billy Ray shared:

""Here's a guy who's won plenty of awards. He's had a great career. He's sitting in Ireland, bothering nobody, This guy needs controversy like he needs a hole in the head. I mean, there's just no reason to invite the kind of grief that he's about to catch. And in fact, he actually turned the part down the first time we offered it to him for exactly that reason."


Jeff Daniels as James Comey

The Comey Rule premieres September 27th on Showtime.

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