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Bill Clinton.
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Los Angeles- The Showtime cable network announced that it intends to adapt former US president Bill Clinton’s debut novel into a series that will be screened on its channels.

Clinton’s “The President Is Missing,” co-authored with prolific thriller writer James Patterson, will follow the sudden disappearance of a sitting US president.

The statement noted that the novel is due to be published in June 2018, and is the first time a US president has co-authored a thriller.

“I’m really enjoying writing this book and working with Jim,” Clinton said in a statement. “And I can’t wait to see Showtime bring the characters to life.”

In a statement, Patterson said: “The White House is an exciting world to explore, and more, through the unique vision of a former president.”

Details on the series’ launch date have not been yet unveiled.