George Clooney returning to TV for Catch-22 mini-series


Nearly twenty years since Clooney departed ER, the Hollywood A-lister is attached to star in and direct the project for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, according to Deadline.

George Clooney will return to TV for the limited series "Catch 22", Deadline reported today.

Catch-22, considered one of the most influential books of the 20th century, follows the exploits of Captain John Yossarian, a U.S. Army Air Forse B-25 bombardier, and his fellow airmen as they struggle to maintain their sanity amidst the extreme wartime circumstances. Adapted from the 1961 Joseph Heller novel, "Catch-22" is set in Italy during World War II.

Clooney will appear as Yossarian's commander, Colonel Cathcart, and we can already sense the best supporting actor Emmy nomination. The series is being eyed for an early 2018 shoot.

George Clooney Jimmy Kimmel Live
George Clooney Jimmy Kimmel Live

But George Clooney will soon be back on the small screen. On the big-screen, Clooney's work includes an Oscar win for his supporting turn in Syriana and as part of the cast of best picture victor Argo. If he makes any attempt to avoid those missions, he'll be in a total "Catch-22" because of a "hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule".

A full-length film was shot on the basis of a 1970 novel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Catch-22 will be written by Luke Davies (Lion) and David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) and will run for six episodes. He and Heslov are repped by CAA.

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