Showtime has released the initial teaser trailer for the upcoming miniseries The Comey Rule. The series follows the lawyer who proceeded to end up being the 7th director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey, played by Jeff Daniels, and his various run-ins with President Donald Trump, played by Brendan Gleeson.
While the trailer is short, it offers us advisable of the sort of intense atmosphere that will without doubt continue for the duration of, as Comey is brought further and additional into the increasingly dark corridors of power. It also shows off a great deal of Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump, with the actor’s take on Trump’s voice sinisterly hovering on the footage. Though his face is mostly hidden in the trailer, a few images from the series have already been released showing the prosthetics (and wig, of course) which can be being used to show Gleeson right into a disturbingly accurate version of the divisive President.
From what we hear in the trailer, it sounds like Gleeson has nailed the voice. Despite the actor adding slightly more gravel, that he sounds like a slightly less cartoonish version of Trump, which, according to Billy Ray, who wrote and directed the series, is precisely what they intended. “Everywhere that we could, we dialled it down,” he told Vanity Fair recently. “We made the contrast between the bags under his eyes and the orange skin softer than it actually is. We made the hair a little less cartoonish than it actually is. We made the suits fit a little bit better. We went out of our way to play fair because we felt we owed that to the public. We are not here to ridicule anybody.”
Brendan Gleeson’s performance as Trump will certainly be a major talking point for the miniseries, with the actor already getting a mixture of raves and criticisms, with some loving his more subdued portrayal, whilst others have compared the voice to that particular of Christian Bale’s Batman. No doubt that is a comparison that the actual Trump would want.
The Comey Rule will undoubtedly be comprised of a two-part event series that spans four hours. The first the main series will examine the first days of the infamous Russia investigation, which was conducted by special prosecutor Robert Mueller from May 2017 to March 2019 and looked into so-called links between Trump associates and Russian officials. Part one will even detail the Hillary Clinton email controversy and the FBI’s investigation, as well as their impact on Election Night 2016, when Donald Trump stunned the world and was elected president. Part two would have been a virtual day-by-day account of the tempestuous relationship between James Comey and Donald Trump and the intense and chaotic first months of the Trump presidency.
In addition to Daniels and Gleeson, the miniseries also stars Holly Hunter as former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Michael Kelly as former FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Jennifer Ehle as Patrice Comey, Scoot McNairy as former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Jonathan Banks as former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, Oona Chaplin as former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Amy Seimetz as former FBI lawyer Trisha Anderson, Steven Pasquale as former FBI agent Peter Strzok, Peter Coyote as Robert Mueller and Kingsley Ben-Adir as President Barack Obama.
The Comey Rule will debut on Showtime on 27 September. This involves us from Showtime’s official YouTube channel.