Showtime Acquires Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s Novel ‘The President is Missing’


Deadline reported, Showtime has bought the rights of Bill Clinton and James Patteron’s upcoming thriller novel titled ‘The President is Missing.’

Patterson and Clinton are collaborating with Showtime to develop their novel as a TV series. You can read the full details below:

In The President Is Missing, published by Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown & Co., Clinton and Patterson tell the story of a sitting U.S. president’s disappearance, with the level of detail that only someone who has held the office can know.“Bringing The President Is Missing to Showtime is a coup of the highest order,” Showtime Networks president and CEO David Nevins said. “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.”

“I’m really enjoying writing this book and working with Jim,” said Clinton. “And I can’t wait to see Showtime bring the characters to life.” This is Clinton’s first novel, and his collaboration with Patterson marks the first time an American President has ever co-authored a thriller.

“The White House is such an exciting world to explore and is made even more so with the unique insights of a former President,” said Patterson. “Rich storytelling opportunities for this series abound.”

The President Is Missing will hit shelves on 2018.