U.S. Capitol Insurrection Drama Series In The Works From ‘The Comey Rule’ Director Billy Ray

Well, that didn’t take long did it? The U.S. Capitol insurrection on January 6th is a stain on this country’s democracy and it isn’t likely to ever be forgotten, despite some elected officials’ attempts to move on from it.  Not only will the American people never forget where they were when thousands of Trump supporters attempted an armed coup, but Hollywood is going to make sure we remember it with tons of movies and shows on the subject.

And it starts now as The Comey Rule‘s Billy Ray and Shane Salerno are developing a Showtime series on the U.S. Capitol attack. The series will look at the final frenzied days of the failed Trump administration, and at the insurrection from multiple perspectives.

Billy Ray and Shane Salerno were writers on Showtime series The Comey Rule, which dealt with the FBI Director James Comey and his relationship with the previous occupant of the White House.  Ray will write and direct the series with Salerno on board as exec-producer.

The investigations into the attack are still ongoing, with hundreds of people arrested and more likely to come. With so much that we just don’t know yet, like which Republicans in Congress aided the attackers before and after, there’s potential for this to be an evolving project right up until it’s ready to shoot. Will there be a character based on the QAnon Shaman? We can only hope. [Deadline]

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