'The Comey Rule': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Trump miniseries on Showtime

This show will give you behind-the-headlines account of the historically turbulent events surrounding the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath


                            'The Comey Rule': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Trump miniseries on Showtime
Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson (Showtime)

James Comey's memoir 'A Higher Loyalty' is now arriving to the screens, thanks to Showtime. Titled 'The Comey Rule', the two-part, four-hour miniseries will chronicle the events preceding and following the 2016 election, based on Comey's memoir. With a star-studded cast of its own, this might be fall season's big kick-off. Here's all you need to know about it.

Release date

Arriving right on time for the fall slate of premieres, 'The Comey Rule' premieres with Part I on September 27 at 9 pm only on Showtime. Part II follows suit the next day, same time, same network.

Plot

According to its IMDb synopsis, 'The Comey Rule' will chronicle "the relationship between FBI Director James Comey and President Trump during the first months of the Trump presidency." It's official synopsis also details The Comey Rule is “an immersive, behind-the-headlines account of the historically turbulent events surrounding the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, which divided a nation."

Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump (Showtime)

Cast

Jeff Daniels stars as the former FBI director James Comey, with Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump. Peter Coyote stars as Robert Mueller, Michael Kelly as Andrew McCabe, Holly Hunter as Sally Yates, William Sadler as Michael Flynn, Jonathan Banks as James Clapper, Joe Lo Truglio as Jeff Sessions and Scoot McNairy as Rod Rosenstein.

Creator

Billy Ray writes and directs the miniseries. An interesting trivia is that the movie's release date was allegedly moved up from late 2020 after criticism from the director. Ray had expressed how disappointed he was that the show would air after the 2020 elections, and emailed his cast members writing: "We all were hoping to get this story in front of the American people months before the coming election." He added: "Word started drifting back to me that a decision about our airdate had been made at the very highest levels of Viacom: All talk of our airing before the election was suddenly a ‘non-starter.'"

Trailer

Not much needs to be said about the trailer. Just a watch should be enough. 



 

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