RELATED STORIES Prison Break and also Scandal alum Paul Adelstein has actually boarded Showtime’s pilot adjustment of The President Is Missing, the novel by the prolific James Patterson and also onetime POTUS Bill Clinton.
The prospective collection informs the story of a “powerless as well as politically aimless Vice President (played by Selma‘s David Oyelowo) who all of a sudden becomes President halfway into his management’s initial term, regardless of his every dream on the contrary,” the official logline checks out. “He walks right into a trick, world-threatening dilemma, both within and outside the White House. Struck by both pals as well as enemies alike, with scandal and also conspiracy swirling around him, he is confronted with a horrible option: maintain his head down, toe the event line and make it through, or act upon his persistent, late-developing conscience and decide.”
Per our sis site Deadline, Adelstein will play the clever and also loyal chief of staff to the new head of state, while Medina Senghore (Happy!) has actually been cast as the inbound First Lady. In Addition, Gina Gallego (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Shooter) will certainly play the u.s. president’s exec assistant.
Outset landed the civil liberties to the successful novel back in 2017, almost a year before its June 2018 launch.
In addition to his run as Prison Break‘s ambiguous Kellerman and Scandal’s smarmy leo, Adelstein’s previous TV credits consist of Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Imposters, Private Practice and also Scandal.