Bill Clinton’s first fiction book to be adapted on television
The President Is Missing, an upcoming first novel by former US President Bill Clinton and his collaborator-author James Patterson, will be adapted into a TV series.
The television rights of the novel has been acquired by cable network Showtime, reports variety.com.
“I’m really enjoying writing this book and working with Jim. And I can’t wait to see Showtime bring the characters to life,” Clinton said.
Set to be published in 2018, the book tells the story of an incumbent US president’s disappearance with a level of detail that only someone who has held the office can know.
Clinton and Patterson’s collaboration on the novel marks the first time an American President has ever co-authored a thriller.
The 42nd President of the US, Clinton has written bestselling non-fiction books including My Life, Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy, Between Hope and History, Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World and Putting People First: How We Can All Change America.