‘The Comey Rule’ Trailer: Brendan Gleeson Is Donald Trump In Showtime Series Exposing Presidential Corruption

His first term isn’t even over, and yet every other day there’s a new scandal exposed of Donald Trump’s epic criminality and corruption. The number of books that have been written about his crimes has become its own little market, and the same appears to be happening in the world of TV and film. The Showtime miniseries The Comey Rule, based on the book by ousted FBI chief James Comey, is just the latest of what will undoubtedly be many projects on the illegal occupant of the White House.

The Comey Rule stars Brendan Gleeson in the role of Trump, with the towering Jeff Daniels looking quite a bit like Comey. You’ll recall that Comey discovered ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 Presidential Election. Trump fired Comey after demands for his loyalty failed to get the response he wanted. Let’s just say there’s a reason Comey’s book is titled A Higher Loyalty.

The two-part series is written and directed by Billy Ray, best known for his work on Shattered Glass, Breach, The Hunger Games, and Captain Phillips. He’s assembled as cast that includes Michael Kelly, Jennifer Ehle, Holly Hunter, Peter Coyote, Oona Chaplin, Scoot McNairy, William Sadler, Brian d’Arcy James, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Jonathan Banks.

The Comey Rule airs September 27th and 28th on Showtime. Expect Trump’s rage tweets to follow.

SYNOPSIS: Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson star as former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald J. Trump in this two-part event series that tells the story of two powerful men, whose strikingly different ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course.



Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.