The fictional thriller is set to be published next June.
“I’m really enjoying writing this book and working with Jim,” Clinton said in a statement Friday. “And I can’t wait to see Showtime bring the characters to life.”
“Bringing ‘The President is Missing’ to Showtime is a coup of the highest order,” David Nevins, president and CEO of Showtime, added. “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.”
“The White House is such an exciting world to explore and is made even more so with the unique insights of a former president,” Patterson said. “Rich storytelling opportunities for this series abound.”