WATCH: First look at Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump in TV drama as trailer  finally drops
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WATCH: First look at Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump in TV drama as trailer finally drops

THIS IS the moment we've all been waiting for.

Since the announcement in October 2019-- so about 500 years ago-- that acclaimed Irish actor Brendan Gleeson would be playing US President Donald Trump in an upcoming TV show, we've been on the edge of our seats waiting for it to arrive.

Last month, we got a first glimpse at Brendan Gleeson in character-- well, sort of-- it was a silhouette, but it was a very convincing silhouette all the same.

Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump. Picture courtesy of CBS Television Studios/Showtime Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump (Picture: CBS Television Studios/ Showtime)
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The miniseries is based on a non-fiction book by former FBI Director James Comey, and will air in two parts: the first surrounding the dramatic lead-up to the 2016 elections, including the FBI investigation into Hilary Clinton's emails and the eventual shock success of Donald Trump.

The second part is "a virtual day-by-day account of the tempestuous relationship between Comey and Trump and the intense and chaotic first months of the Trump presidency".

Check out the first official trailer for The Comey Rule below...

The highly anticipated show also stars Jeff Daniels as Comey himself, Holly Hunter as former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Michael Kelly as former FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Jennifer Ehle as Patrice Comey, Peter Coyote as Robert Mueller and Kingsley Ben-Adir as former President Barack Obama.

The Comey Rule, produced by US TV network Showtime and based on Comey's own book A Higher Loyalty, will air in November following the presidential elections-- set to be a turbulent time in America whatever the outcome.

 

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