Comey Rule: Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump in Showtime Series, September 27

Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump in New Trailer for Showtime’s ‘The Comey Rule’


Showtime has released a new trailer for the two-part limited series, The Comey Rule, in which actor Brendan Gleeson plays Donald J. Trump.

Based on James Comey’s book A Higher Loyalty, the two-episode event chronicles the events of the 2016 Presidential election and its aftermath, seen through those who were there.

Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) wrote and directed the limited series, which goes beyond Comey’s book.  Ray and his team spent a year conducting interviews of their own, resulting in a more grounded–and fascinating version of the crucial and tumultuous events.

Based on this trailer, The Comey Rule is primarily tackling the immediate aftermath of the 2016 election and Trump’s attempt to gain “loyalty” from Comey. A stellar ensemble brings a number of key figures to life – Jeff Daniels is Comey, Holly Hunter plays Sally Yates, Michael Kelly fills the role of Andrew McCabe, Scoot McNairy tackles Rod Rosenstein, and in an inspired bit of casting William Sadler is Michael Flynn.