The small screen project, based on Comey’s book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, will begin filming in November; Daniels plays his final performance as Atticus Finch in Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird November 3.
The cast will also include Tony Award winner Jennifer Ehle as Patrice Comey, Michael Kelly as Andrew McCabe, and Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump.
Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) will direct, having spent a year interviewing Comey and his family, journalists, FBI agents, and other government officials to inform his script.
Comey was the FBI Director from 2013–2017. His book covers his time during the Bush administration, as well as the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails, up through his firing by Trump.
CBS has not yet announced whether the show will air on Showtime, CBS All Access or both.