Watch Jeff Daniels Portray James Comey in New Trailer for 'The Comey Rule'


In a new two-part limited series, Jeff Daniels is set to play James Comey in "The Comey Rule." The series will chronicle the former FBI director's involvement in the events leading up to the 2016 election of President Donald Trump.

In a new trailer released by Showtime, Daniels can be seen under the immense stress of having to go through thousands of emails just days before the 2016 election was to take place.

The trailer also touches on the strained relationship between Comey and Trump, outlining the tensions in a scene where Comey is fired.

Alongside Daniels will be Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump and Holly Hunter as Acting Attorney General Sally Yates. It will also feature Michael Kelly as former FBI director Andrew McCabe and Jennifer Ehle as Comey's wife Patrice Failor.

The series will look into the behind-the-scenes events leading up to the pivotal election year as well as its aftermath using the New York Times bestselling book "A Higher Loyalty" as well as a year's worth of interviews with key subjects.

The interviews were conducted by director and screenwriter Billy Ray of "Captain Phillips" and "Shattered Glass," Rolling Stone reports.

The series follows the timeline of events through the eyes of Trump and the FBI director that he would eventually fire.

The series also features cast members Scott McNairy, Jonathan Banks, Oona Chaplin, Amy Seimetz, Steven Pasquale, Peter Coyote, and Kingsley Ben-Adir.

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