Showtime developing TV series from Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s novel The President is Missing

Earlier this year, former U.S. president Bill Clinton simultaneously shocked and intrigued the world with the news that he’d be co-penning a novel with best-selling author James Patterson, entitled The President is Missing, and now, the pair’s big plans for the thriller are starting to take shape.

David Nevins, president and CEO of Showtime, announced today that the network has acquired the rights to the upcoming novel and is looking to develop it into a TV series. Clinton and Patterson pitched it during a 16-meeting tour in Los Angeles and helped secure the Showtime deal with the help of the 42nd president’s longtime friend and CBS CEO, Les Moonves. Moonves’ network currently houses TV adaptations of two of Patterson’s books, Zoo and Instinct; the author inked a first-look deal with the network a few years back. Read a summary of the book below…

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