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[03/03/20 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 3
Updates include: Syfy to call it quits on "The Magicians" after five seasons; Thomas Middleditch to star in CBS's "B Positive"; and Ryan Hansen, Aimee Carrero to lead NBC's "Someone Out There."

[02/25/20 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 25
Updates include: Stella Baker to lead "The Republic of Sarah" for The CW; Mekai Curtis lands title role on "Power Book III: Raising Kanan"; and Sarah Gadon tapped for USA's "Evel."

[02/19/20 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 19
Updates include: Annaleigh Ashford to star in comedy "B Positive" at CBS; James Wolk tapped as "Ordinary Joe" at NBC; and Keegan Allen cast in The CW's "Walker" reboot series.

[02/12/20 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 12
Updates include: John Corbett to star in ABC's "Rebel"; The CW's "The 100" prequel casts trio; and John Carroll Lynch first to be cast in ABC's "The Big Sky."

[10/08/19 - 12:31 PM]
Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Nominee David Oyelowo Joins "The President Is Missing" in Lead Role for Showtime(R)
The network has ordered a pilot, which is currently in pre-production and scheduled to shoot in 2020.

[02/07/19 - 10:05 AM]
Oscar(R) Winner Christopher McQuarrie Joins "The President Is Missing" as Executive Producer with Anthony Peckham to Write Adaptation of New Showtime(R) Drama
The project is inspired by the bestselling novel by President Bill Clinton and James Patterson.

[09/22/17 - 08:01 AM]
President Bill Clinton and James Patterson Upcoming Novel "The President Is Missing" to Be Adapted Into Series by Showtime(R)
In the book, President Clinton and Patterson tell the startling story of a sitting U.S. president's disappearance, with the level of detail that only someone who has held the office can know - generating a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller.







PRESIDENT IS MISSING, THE (SHOWTIME)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
9/22/17 - 3/3/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, October 2019) SHOWTIME has announced that Emmy and Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo (Selma) will play the title role in the drama series THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING. The network has ordered a pilot, which is currently in pre-production and scheduled to shoot in 2020. Academy Award(R) winner Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects), Anthony Peckham (Invictus), Heather McQuarrie and Oyelowo will executive produce the series. Peckham is writing the adaptation. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, Presidents of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. In THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING, a powerless and politically aimless Vice President (Oyelowo) unexpectedly becomes President halfway into his administration's first term, despite his every wish to the contrary. He walks right into a secret, world-threatening crisis, both inside and outside the White House. Attacked by both friends and enemies alike, with scandal and conspiracy swirling around him, he is confronted with a terrible choice: keep his head down, toe the party line and survive, or act on his stubborn, late-developing conscience and take a stand. The series is based on the bestselling novel by President Bill Clinton and James Patterson, which was the No. 1 novel of 2018 and has sold over 2.3 million copies in North America alone.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ann Dowd as Jillian Stroud
· David Oyelowo as James Martin
· Gina Gallego as Mrs. Aceves
· Janet McTeer as Carolyn Brock
· Medina Senghore as Rachelle Martin
· Michael Rooker as Greg Parkes
· Paul Adelstein as Terry Pratt
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anthony Peckham as CRTR/EP
· Bill Clinton as BOOK/EP
· Bill Robinson as EP
· Christopher McQuarrie as EP
· Heather McQuarrie as EP
· James Patterson as BOOK/EP
· Jillian Share as CO-EP
· Leopoldo Gout as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Invisible Ink Productions
· James Patterson Entertainment