The Emmy-winning Handmaid's Tale star has joined the Showtime drama pilot based on former President Bill Clinton and James Patterson's novel of the same name. She'll play President of the United States Jill Stroud, who goes missing halfway through her first term, prompting her vice president, played by David Oyelowo, to assume the presidency. According to Deadline, "Ohio bred, Dowd’s Stroud is the daughter of a Senator and the granddaughter of a Congressman. She is the first female President of the U.S., combining compassion with steely dissolve. In addition to starring in The Handmaid's Tale, Dowd recently appeared on the Australian limited series Lambs of God.