Showtime’s The Comey Rule Hopes to Join ‘National Conversation’ Ahead of Election

Brendan Gleeson, who plays President Trump, originally turned down the role

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After turning down the chance to play President Donald Trump, Irish actor Brendan Gleeson changed his mind a month later. Ben Mark Holzberg/CBS Television Studios/Showtime

Showtime’s anticipated two-night limited series The Comey Rule will revisit some of the most contentious events leading up to the 2016 presidential election, just weeks before the 2020 election is held.

@kelseymsutton Kelsey Sutton is the streaming editor at Adweek, where she covers the business of streaming television.