Here is Showtime's first teaser trailer for The Comey Rule, the Billy Ray-directed limited series that will air September 27 and 28. Jeff Daniels plays former FBI Director James Comey in his bitter battle against President Donald Trump, who is played by Brendan Gleeson.
The $40 million four-hour series recently became a hot-button issue when ViacomCBS oddly decided to air it after the November elections, with speculation that higher-ups were doing a favor for President Donald Trump. But a public plea by Ray - and a certainty that the stellar cast would not promote it - prompted a change of heart for the corporation, and Showtime moved it into a hot-button time slot, where it will be grist for Trump's re-election campaign. From the brief glimpse here, it doesn't appear to pull punches.
In addition to Daniels and Gleeson, Holly Hunter plays former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Michael Kelly is former FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Jennifer Ehle is Patrice Comey, Scoot McNairy is former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Jonathan Banks is former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, Oona Chaplin is former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Amy Seimetz is former FBI lawyer Trisha Anderson, Steven Pasquale is former FBI agent Peter Strzok, Peter Coyote is Robert Mueller and Kingsley Ben-Adir is President Barack Obama.
Steve Zissis, Shawn Doyle, Brian d'Arcy James, Dalmar Abuzeid William Sadler, Richard Thomas, T.R. Knight, Joe Lo Truglio, Spencer Garrett, Michael Hyatt, Damon Gupton and Seann Gallagher also star.
The miniseries is produced by Secret Hideout, The Story Factory and Home Run Productions in association with CBS Television Studios. Shane Salerno, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Ray executive produce.