'The Comey Rule' Trailer Reveals Release Date and Brendan Gleeson as Trump

The Comey Rule is now coming out on Showtime before the election after its director reportedly sent an email asking for its release date to be pushed forward.

The trailer for the series, based on former FBI director James Comey's book A Higher Loyalty, gave viewers a first glimpse of Brendan Gleeson in action as Donald Trump, complete with whatever wig and prosthetics they have used to turn the Irish actor into the American President.

Jeff Daniels also stars in The Comey Rule as the eponymous James Comey, and the story of the Showtime series explores his role before and after the 2016 election when he was fired while investigating Russia's role in the election.

The Comey Rule promo not only reveals the release date for the mini-series, but also some of the other cast members, who include Jonathan Banks, Holly Hunter, and Michael Kelly.

When is The Comey Rule out on Showtime?

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'The Comey Rule' sees Brendan Gleeson play Donald Trump. Showtime

At the end of The Comey Rule trailer, the release date was revealed as Sunday, September 27.

Per IMDB, the series will have four episodes, which will air over two nights on September 27 and 28 with two episodes airing a night.

In June, it was announced that the series would air after the election, leading its subject James Comey to release a statement reading: "I don't understand why CBS would sit on a movie about important current events, and I hope the American people get the chance to see it soon."

Director Billy Ray then sent an email to his cast which read in part: "Word started drifting back to me that a decision about our airdate had been made at the very highest levels of Viacom: all talk of our airing before the election was suddenly a 'non-starter.'"

Ray then told the New York Times: "I don't see how it could have been economically motivated...They never told me why."

The trailer showed Gleeson stepping into the shoes of Trump, after the cast have been praising his performance in the role.

Co-star Scoot McNairy told JOE: "I worked with Brendan. Man, he's just so nice in person but it was scary to see how much like Trump he was.

"Everybody on set had an out of body experience when he did his first rehearsal, we were like 'Wow, this is too close for comfort.' For me, looking him in the eye during filming, he blew it out of the park. It was incredible."

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'The Comey Rule' now has a September release date on Showtime. Showtime

As well as the trailer and release date, Showtime released a synopsis for The Comey Rule, which read: "Based on Comey's No. 1 New York Times bestselling book A Higher Loyalty and more than a year of additional interviews with a number of key principals, The Comey Rule is an immersive, behind-the-headlines account of the historically turbulent events surrounding the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, which divided a nation.

"The Comey Rule is not a biopic of one man, but is instead the story of two powerful figures, Comey and Trump, whose strikingly different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course."

The Comey Rule starts on Sunday, September 27 on Showtime.