It’s formal: Showtime’s James Comey-Donald Trump miniseries will premiere effectively in advance of voters head to the polls on Election Working day.
“The Comey Rule,” at first slated to debut in late November, will now air on Sunday, Sept. 27, and Monday, Sept. 28, at 9/8c, the quality cabler introduced Wednesday.
The scheduling transfer will come in the wake of criticism from collection author and director Billy Ray, who had expressed disappointment that “The Comey Rule would air” after the 2020 presidential election on Nov. 3. “We all had been hoping to get this story in entrance of the American people today months just before the coming election,” Ray wrote in an e-mail to his forged users, adding that “word started out drifting back again to me that a final decision about our airdate experienced been manufactured at the extremely highest ranges of Viacom: All chat of our airing in advance of the election was suddenly a ‘non-starter.’”
Previously this week, a Showtime spokeswoman advised The New York Situations that “several modifications to our schedule” ended up on the horizon, including a “likely” pre-Election Working day move for “The Comey Rule.”
Dependent on Comey’s bestselling memoir “A Better Loyalty,” the four-hour mini stars Jeff Daniels (“The Newsroom”) and Brendan Gleeson (“Mr. Mercedes”) as former FBI Director Comey and President Donald Trump, respectively. For every its formal synopsis, “The Comey Rule” is “an immersive, at the rear of-the-headlines account of the historically turbulent events bordering the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, which divided a country.”
In other Showtime scheduling information, Ethan Hawke’s “The Superior Lord Bird” has been pushed again almost two months to Sunday, Oct. 4, with the docuseries “The Comedy Store” bowing that very same night time. “The Reagans,” a four-section docuseries about Nancy Reagan’s part in that White Dwelling, will premiere Sunday, Nov. 15 and R.J. Cutler’s John Belushi documentary will air Sunday, Nov. 22. Also, “We Hunt Jointly,” a 6-episode, cat-and-mouse drama from BBC Studios, will premiere Sunday, Aug. 9.