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Showtime’s ‘The Comey Rule’ Debuts: It’s ‘a Horror Film’

“The Comey Rule.” Photo by Ben Mark Holzberg/CBS Television Studios/Showtime

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

The Comey Rule, a two-part miniseries exploring the relationship between former FBI Director James Comey and President Trump, debuted Sunday on Showtime.

The real-life, four-hour drama features Jeff Daniels as Comey and Brendan Gleeson as Trump.

“The Comey Rule is a horror film,” Slate wrote, “and the monster is Donald Trump.”

The New York Times calls it “a slo-mo horror story.”

The AV Club says it’s flawed, but is “damned compelling.”

The miniseries is based, in large part, on Comey’s 2018 memo “A Higher Loyalty.”

The cast also includes Holly Hunter as Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, Michael Kelly as Comey’s deputy Andrew McCabe, Oona Chaplin and Steven Pasquale as FBI agents Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, Kingsley Ben-Adir, as President Obama, and Jennifer Ehle as Comey’s wife Patrice.

In the first half, Comey and the FBI are investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and are weighing whether to notify Congress of the probe.

The second part, which airs today, depicts the relationship between Comey and Trump, who ultimately fires the FBI director after he refused to pledge loyalty to the president.

Trailer: Upcoming Miniseries The Comey Rule Features Jeff Daniels, Brendan Gleeson

The Comey Rule

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

Showtime released its trailer for its upcoming docudrama, The Comey Rule, a two-day TV series about former FBI Director James Comey and President Trump.

Jeff Daniels will star as Comey, while Brendan Gleeson portrays Trump.

The star-studded miniseries is based on Comey’s memoir A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership and will air on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28.

 

Award-Winning Actor Jeff Daniels to Play James Comey in Miniseries

Jeff Daniels and James Comey.

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Actor Jeff Daniels has some things in common with fired FBI Director James Comey.

For one, Daniels and Comey are both critics of President Donald Trump.

And now, the Emmy-winning actor will play Comey in a miniseries adaptation of Comey’s memoir, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership.”

Filming begins in November and an airdate will be announced later, reports Deadline, a website that reports on the entertainment industry.

It has yet to be decided whether the limited series will air on Showtime, CBS All Access or potentially both, Deadline reports.

Comey was fired by President Donald Trump in 2017.

A source told ticklethewire.com in 2017, shortly after Trump took office, that Comey was not a fan of the president. That became more evident as time wore on.

In July, Daniels appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and said of Trump:

“We need somebody that can take this guy on, that can punch him in the face,”