Showtime’s ‘The President is Missing’ could be Maryland’s next big TV production

A television pilot based on a novel co-written by President Bill Clinton and author James Patterson will be filmed in Maryland, potentially sparking a major new production for the state, officials said Tuesday.

The first episode of “The President is Missing” is set to begin filming in early 2020 and could go on to become a Showtime series, according to an announcement from Gov. Larry Hogan’s office.

If it’s picked up for more episodes, state officials believe the production could have the same kind of financial effect as “House of Cards,” the popular Netflix series filmed in Maryland that ended its six-season run last fall. According to the Maryland Film Office, the political thriller had a total economic impact on the state of $700 million, created jobs for more than 2,000 Maryland residents per season and generated income for more than 2,000 Maryland businesses per season.

Similar to “House of Cards,” much of “The President is Missing” will be set in Washington, D.C., and Maryland…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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