George Clooney to Return to Television With Catch-22 Limited Series

George Clooney Will Star in and Direct 'Catch 22' Series

The six-episode series hails from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content.

George Clooney is attached to star in and direct a limited series based on "Catch-22", Variety has confirmed.

Clooney will play World War Two commanding officer Colonel Cathcart in the proposed TV event, who repeatedly refuses the appeals of a U.S. airforce soldier determined to get back home.

The 56-year-old actor-and-director - who became a household name playing Dr. Doug Ross in medical drama series "E.R.' from 1994 to 1999 - will star in and direct an adaptation of Joseph Heller's satirical novel 'Catch-22", Deadline reports.

Clooney himself will play Colonel Cathcart in Catch 22, performers of other roles have not yet been identified.




George Clooney is making his big return to TV!

"Catch-22" filming could begin as soon as early 2018. He is in a tough situation because he hates embarking on unsafe combat missions but can't be relieved from duty because of the frustrating Catch-22 rule. He has been nominated for eight Oscars total for writing, directing, and acting, eventually winning two for his supporting role in "Syriana" and Best Picture for "Argo", which he produced along with Heslov and Ben Affleck.

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

Clooney and Heslov are repped by CAA. The package - co-written by Luke Davies (Lion) and David Michod (War Machine) will be shopped in December.

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