In 2018, James Comey’s book A Higher Loyalty was published. The account, which Comey began writing after being fired from his position as director of the FBI, was an autobiography, discussing his career as well as his relationship with President Donald Trump, the man responsible for his firing.
Now, Showtime is adapting the book for the small screen. The Comey Rule stars Jeff Daniels as Comey, and goes through the days leading up to the 2016 presidential election and Trump’s first several months in office. The rest of the cast includes Brendan Gleeson as Trump, House of Cards’ Michael Kelly as Andrew McCade, Holly Hunter as Sally Yates, Peter Coyote as Robert Mueller, Kinglsey Ben-Adir as Barack Obama, and Joe Lo Truglio as Jeff Sessions.
The show, rather than focusing solely on Comey, is being described as “the story of two powerful figures, Comey and Trump, whose strikingly different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course.”
The trailer is surreal to watch, as many famous faces recreate the events of the strangest election in recent memory, right before the 2020 presidential election is set to begin.
The series will premiere over two nights on Showtime, beginning Sept. 27.