George Clooney is making his TV comeback.
The actor will star in and direct a six-episode, limited-series adaptation of Joseph Heller‘s iconic novel Catch-22 for Hulu, based on The Hollywood Reporter. The sequence landed on the streaming service following a bidding battle that ensued when Paramount TV and Nameless Content material’s improvement of the undertaking was introduced late final 12 months. This marks Clooney’s first sequence common function in many years, since he departed ER practically 20 years in the past.
Within the sequence, which is close-ended and won’t have a second season, Clooney will star as Col. Catcart, the function performed by Martin Balsam in director Mike Nichols‘ 1970 function movie adaptation of Heller’s novel.
Set in Italy throughout World Battle II, Catch-22 tells the story of Yossarian, a U.S. Air Pressure bombardier attempting to meet his service necessities so he can go house. The novel explored the paradox of necessities the place airmen who felt mentally unfit to fly weren’t obligated to take action, however anybody who utilized to cease flying was sane sufficient to fly.
Clooney and his Smokehouse Footage producing companion Grant Heslov will direct and government produce. The episodes have been written by Luke Davies and David Michod, who may even government produce.
Per THR, Paramount and Clooney’s plan is to make Catch-22 a worldwide story, capturing on location in an try and be as correct to the supply materials as doable.
Reps for Hulu had no touch upon the deal.
Whereas Clooney has largely been stored busy with motion pictures since his departure as Dr. Doug Ross on the beloved NBC medical drama, his earlier TV credit additionally embody Roseanne, The Info of Life, Sisters and Memphis Beat.
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