When reality TV star and businessman Donald J Trump ran for the highest office in the USA, many scoffed, thinking he'd never make. Lo and behold, reality can be stranger than fiction because he was elected as America's president in 2016 by way of its electoral college.
Now that historical moment has been further immortalised into a TV show, The Comey Rule. Here are a few things to know ahead of its airing on M-Net from 24 November.
- The mini-series is based on a New York Times bestselling book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, written by James Comey, the former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
- The book has been adapted for the screen and is directed by Oscar® nominated screenwriter Billy Ray.
- The TV series centres around the tension between Comey and Trump, whose personality differences inevitably put them on the path of collision.
- Trump fired Comey in 2017.
- Jeff Daniels takes on the role of Comey, while Brendan Gleeson plays Trump. You can also see him in Mr Mercedes on M-Net.