The Comey Rule

American drama miniseries

The Comey Rule is an upcoming American miniseries based on the book A Higher Loyalty by former FBI director James Comey.

The show is about FBI director James Comey as he serves under the new president of the United States Donald Trump.

It was announced in October 2019 that Billy Ray was to write and direct a miniseries produced by CBS Television Studios. Jeff Daniels will play James Comey[1] and Brendan Gleeson playing Donald Trump.[2] Michael Kelly, Jennifer Ehle,[3] Holly Hunter,[4] Steven Pasquale, Oona Chaplin,[5] Scoot McNairy, William Sadler and T. R. Knight[6] will also star with Peter Coyote cast as Robert Mueller.[7]

In June 2020, the series was revealed to be named The Comey Rule and will consist of two episodes totalling four hours.[8]

It will premiere over two nights on September 27 and 28, 2020.[9]


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  2. Baysinger, Tim (October 7, 2019). "Brendan Gleeson to Play Donald Trump in CBS Studios Miniseries Based on James Comey's 'Higher Loyalty'". The Wrap. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  3. Michael Kelly, Jennifer Ehle Land Key Roles In James Comey CBS Studios Miniseries
  4. Otterson, Joe (October 10, 2019). "Holly Hunter to Play Sally Yates in CBS Studios' James Comey Miniseries". Variety. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  5. Jr, Mike Fleming (31 October 2019). "James Comey CBS Studios Mini Sets Steven Pasquale As FBI Agent Peter Strzok, Oona Chaplin As Lawyer Lisa Page; Lovers' Text Exchanges Riled Trump & Embarrassed Bureau". Deadline. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  6. Jr, Mike Fleming (6 November 2019). "James Comey Mini: Scoot McNairy Is Rod Rosenstein, William Sadler Is Michael Flynn, T.R. Knight Is Reince Priebus". Deadline. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  7. Thorne, Will (October 23, 2019). "Peter Coyote to Play Robert Mueller in CBS Studios James Comey Miniseries". Variety. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  8. Otterson, Joe (23 June 2020). "Showtime's Comey Miniseries Likely to Move Premiere Date Ahead of Presidential Election After Director Speaks Out". Variety. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  9. Fleming Jr, Mike (June 24, 2020). "ViacomCBS Moves Showtime Limited Series 'The Comey Rule' To Sept. 27 & 28 Election Season Airdate". Deadline Hollywood.