Kingsley Ben-Adir Set to Play Barack Obama in James Comey’s Miniseries

Kingsley Ben-Adir. Photo by Jamie Simonds/BAFTA/Shutterstock (10468619y)

Kingsley Ben-Adir is set to play the former president in the television adaptation of James Comey’s book A Higher Loyalty for CBS Studios. 

Ben-Adir, whose credits include roles on Netflix’s The OA and Peaky Blinders will star as Barack Obama opposite previously confirmed Jeff Daniels cast in the role of the former FBI director and Brendan Gleeson set to play President Donald Trump.

Also starring are Holly Hunter (Acting Attorney General Sally Yates), Michael Kelly (Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe), Jennifer Ehle (Patrice Comey), Peter Coyote (Robert Mueller), Steven Pasquale (Peter Strzok), and Oona Chaplin (Lisa Page).

Director Billy Ray said of the casting, “I feel humbled by the wealth of talent in this cast. And I’m touched that so many great actors want to be a part of this story.”