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Showtime adapting 'The President is Missing' by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

Showtime adapting 'The President is Missing' by Bill Clinton and James Patterson”

The drama landed at the cable network following a highly competitive process, with film studios, networks, streaming services as well as independent producers/directors and financiers all competing to secure the property.

Showtime announced that it had acquired the rights to develop the novel being written by former President Bill Clinton and James Patterson, the best-selling author, into a series.

In The President Is Missing, published by Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown & Co., Clinton and Patterson tell the story of a sitting US president's disappearance, with the level of detail that only someone who has held the office can know. Showtime is a subsidiary of the CBS Corporation. Plus, CBS now has the TV show Zoo which is based on a Patterson novel. Few plot details are known of Clinton's first book, but TheWrap reports that it will "tell the startling story of a sitting USA president's disappearance, with the level of detail that only someone who has held the office can know". Combined with Patterson's thriller-writing prowess, it's sure to be a riveting read.

A fictional USA president has been featured on another Showtime drama, Homeland, whose next season is set in Washington DC.

We're told the project was hotly sought after by studios and networks, with Clinton and Patterson doing a 16-meeting tour around Hollywood trying to select the right outlet.

Given that the book is still being finished, additional details - like a formal episode count, a showrunner as well as writers and additional executive producers - are still to be determined. (Nothing official has been decided regarding the Claire Danes drama, but producers have indicated they're planning to end the show's run after season eight, which is tentatively planned for 2019). We'll keep you updated for any news regarding this. It would be interesting to see Clinton co-writing the pilot (or some episodes).



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