Come The Comey Rule ’shows Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump in a first look at the next Showtime series

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Showtime released a first preview of “The Comey Rule,” starring actors Brendan Gleeson and Jeff Daniels as Donald Trump and James Comey, respectively.

The network announced on Tuesday that it will air the two-part four-hour series on consecutive nights in November after the 2020 presidential election. The two actors play the role of the US president and former FBI director in a TV adaptation of Comey’s book in 2018 “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, The Comey Rule”.

In their announcement, Showtime offered viewers images of the two makeup actors as respective characters. While Daniels’ Comey is featured in a dramatic close-up over the phone, Gleeson’s Trump is only seen in silhouette, apparently depicting the rainy day of Trump’s inauguration.

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Brendan Gleeson as President Donald J. Trump in “The Comey Rule”.
(Courtesy of CBS Television Studios / SHOWTIME.)

According to a series press release, the televised event will not be the biopic of a single person.

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Instead, the network promises an “insider journey through the corridors of power, where policymakers find it difficult to apply old standards to a new dramatic paradigm in the face of Russia’s unprecedented deep penetration in politics. American, with the rule of law of our nation hanging in balance. The actions of each character during these historic months have made the careers of some, destroyed the careers of others and helped shape the inflammatory political landscape in which we live today. “

Jeff Daniels as James Comey in

Jeff Daniels as James Comey in “The Comey Rule”.
(Courtesy of CBS Television Studios / SHOWTIME)

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The first part of the series will focus on the early days of the infamous investigation into Russia as well as the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails and the impact they had on the 2016 elections The second part will then delve into the daily events of the deterioration of relations between Comey and Trump during the “chaotic first months of President Trump – where the allies became enemies, the enemies became friends and the truth depended on which side you were. ”

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