TRAILER: Brendan Gleeson Plays Donald Trump In New Series

Carla Harmon
August 1, 2020

The show is loosely based in the New York Times bestselling tell-all novel by former FBI Director James Comey, A Higher Loyalty.

The new series stars Gleeson and Jeff Daniels in the lead roles of President Trump and Comey.

The impressive cast of the show also includes Jennifer Ehle as Patrice Comey, Holly Hunter as former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and Kingsley Ben-Adir as Barack Obama.

Showtime has released the teaser trailer for The Comey Rule and announced that the two-night event series will debut on September 27 and 28. Part two is a virtual day-by-day account of the tempestuous relationship between Comey and Trump and the intense and chaotic first months of the Trump presidency - where allies became enemies, enemies became friends and truth depended on what side you were on.

This series picks up as Trump was sworn into power in the 2016 election and the aftermath which followed.

The story divides the narrative between the 2 males "whose strikingly totally different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course".

The star-studded special is due to air over two nights across September 27 and September 28, arriving ahead of the upcoming presidential election.

"In accordance with Vanity Fair, The Comey Rule simplifies the president as" Spartan, tainted, and profoundly indebted to the manipulations of both Vladimir Putin".

The Irish actor is nearly unrecognisable as the US President.

The teaser's length is 30 seconds, and the glimpses of Brendan Gleeson in Donald Trump's hairstyle saying "I'm the president now" is something totally worth waiting for.

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The trailer also sets up a clash of titans between the two as they begin to work together.

"A Higher Loyalty", which was released in April 2018 by Flatiron Books, gets its title from Trump's reported desire for Comey to give him a loyalty pledge.

"There's more to the story than you think", Showtime tweeted.

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