Stan has released the official trailer for the upcoming event series The Comey Rule, starring Emmy® winner Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as former FBI Director James Comey and Emmy winner Brendan Gleeson (Mr. Mercedes) as President Donald J. Trump. The two-part event series will premiere on consecutive nights: Sunday, 27 September and Monday, 28 September, only on Stan.
Based on the 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 was adapted for the screen and directed by Oscar® nominated screenwriter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, Shattered Glass).
The Comey Rule is an immersive, behind-the-headlines account of the historically turbulent events surrounding the 2016 US presidential election and its aftermath, which divided a nation. Rather than a biopic of one man, the series tells the story of two powerful figures, Comey and Trump, whose strikingly different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course.
In addition to Daniels and Gleeson, The Comey Rule features an ensemble of Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe® and Tony® winning talent, including Holly Hunter (The Piano) as former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Michael Kelly (Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan) as former FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty) as Patrice Comey, Scoot McNairy (Halt and Catch Fire) as former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul) as former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones) as former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Amy Seimetz (The Girlfriend Experience) as former FBI lawyer Trisha Anderson, Steven Pasquale (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story) as former FBI agent Peter Strzok, Peter Coyote (The Disappearance) as former FBI Director Robert Mueller and Kingsley Ben-Adir (High Fidelity) as President Barack Obama. Additional casting includes Steve Zissis (Togetherness), Shawn Doyle (House of Cards), Brian d'Arcy James (Spotlight), Dalmar Abuzeid (Anne with an E), William Sadler (When They See Us), T.R. Knight (Grey's Anatomy), Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Spencer Garrett (Bombshell), Michael Hyatt (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), and Damon Gupton (Black Lightning).
The Comey Rule will premiere over two big nights, back-to-back, starting Sunday 27 September, only on Stan and same day as U.S.