Showtime has announced that it has acquired the rights to adapt former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s highly-anticipated novel “The President is Missing” into a series.
Clinton and James Patterson co-wrote the book which is set to be published in June 2018. The work marks the first time an American President has ever co-authored a thriller.
The story begins with a sitting U.S. president’s disappearance and brings to life the pressures and realities of the most important position in the world.
The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc., who says in a statement: “Bringing ‘The President is Missing’ to Showtime is a coup of the highest order. The pairing of President Clinton with fiction’s most gripping storyteller promises a kinetic experience, one that the book world has salivated over for months and that now will dovetail perfectly into a politically relevant, character-based action series for our network.”