Political Thriller Show Set to Film Pilot in Maryland

Filming is scheduled for early 2020

Frederick, MD – Premium Cable Network SHOWTIME is set to film a pilot episode of a potential new series in Maryland according to a report from Governor Larry Hogan.

“The President is Missing” is a political thriller based on a best selling novel and will follow the story of a president facing a world-threatening crisis.

Maryland’s Assistant Secretary of Commerce Tom Riford said the potential series could bring in significant opportunities for Maryland businesses.

“This is very exciting,” Riford said. “Just as people came to Maryland with House of Cards being shot here, we see the opportunity for positive economic impact with ‘The President is Missing.'”

The Chamber of Commerce reports the Netflix series “House of Cards” hired over 2,000 Maryland businesses each season and created a total economic impact of $700 million over six seasons of filming.

Executive producers for the series include author James Patterson and former president Bill Clinton who collaborated on the novel the series is based off. The novel topped the New York Times Best Sellers list and sold more than 2.3 million copies worldwide.

“[The series] could bring a lot of excitement for our state,” Riford said. “We’re all keeping our fingers crossed that this will become a full series for the SHOWTIME network.”

Filming locations have not been announced, but Riford said film crews will likely look for places that can double as the nation’s capital.

By Timothy Young