New James Comey TV series is Hollywood’s way of ‘memorializing’ ex-FBI chief as political hero, Jesse Watters says

A new CBS tv miniseries starring Jeff Daniels as ex-FBI Director James Comey is Hollywood‘s way of immortalizing an anti-Trump hero, in line with Jesse Watters.

The series — which can even characteristic “Harry Potter” actor Brendan Gleeson as President Trump — may simply be a flop, Watters mentioned Tuesday on “The Five.”

Hollywood has to white-knight this guy — they have to memorialize him as the hero in order to lock into the American psyche that this guy was the right man to take out a dastardly president,” he mentioned.

“That’s not going to rate,” he added. “The real stuff that rates — we’re watching it right now unfold in reality — that’s the good stuff.”


The program, which can be a display adaptation of Comey’s memoir “A Higher Loyalty” has no set launch date, however will start manufacturing later this 12 months.

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On “The Five,” Watters joked it was becoming Daniels was forged as Comey.

“It is appropriate that the guy that played “Dumb & Dumber” is going to play James Comey,” he mentioned, as Daniels starred as Harry Dunne alongside Jim Carrey’s Lloyd Christmas within the 1994 comedy.

Watters additionally predicted as soon as Connecticut federal prosecutor John Durham’s probe into the origins of the Russia investigation is full, the Comey series’ producers could must rewrite their script.

Co-host Jedediah Bila referred to as Comey an “insufferable figure” whom either side of the aisle are seemingly drained of, whereas Greg Gutfeld joked he ought to be higher remembered for prosecuting entrepreneur Martha Stewart.

In addition to the Irish actor Gleeson enjoying Trump, “House of Cards” star Michael Kelly will play Andrew McCabe, and actress Jennifer Ehle will play Comey’s spouse Patrice.


Late final month, Comey steered that impeaching Trump could be the flawed resolution and Democrats would possibly stoke conspiracy theories by pursuing it.

“I think the American people would be let off the hook if Donald Trump were impeached and removed from office and a lot of his supporters would think some sort of coup had taken place,” he mentioned.

InternetNews’ Samuel Dorman contributed to this report.

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