The star of American Animals and The Handmaid’s Tale is about to take on the role of President.  Ann Dowd is to play President Jillian Stroud for Showtime in a pilot based on a novel – The President Is Missing.  This was written by author James Patterson with former US President Bill Clinton.

Christopher McQuarrie and writer/producer Anthony Peckham make up the creative team behind this adaption.

David Oyelowo will also stars as a fairly limited, both intellectually and politically, Vice President who is unexpectedly promoted to President when the current President vanishes.

As you might expect, he finds himself in the middle of a global crisis.  With enemies and their schemes closer to home also seeking to take advantage, does he remain the supine, useful politician he has always been, or take a stand and expose the truth.

Janet McTeer, Paul Adelstein, Medina Senghore, Gina Gallego and Michael Rooker co-star in the series.

Clinton, McQuarrie, Patterson, Peckham, Oyelowo, Bill Robinson and Leopoldo Gout will all executive produce.