George Clooney to star in and direct Catch 22 TV series

Tomas Mccoy
November 19, 2017

The film is set in Italy during WWII and tells the story of a U.S. Air Force flyer named Yossarian, who is ordered to keep increasing the number of unsafe missions he must fly to complete his service. Also on board as a producer is Grant Heslov, who coproduced Argo alongside Clooney in 2012.

George Clooney is making his big return to TV!

"Catch-22" was adapted into a 1970 film by director Mike Nichols.

56 year-old Clooney will play Colonel Cathcart in an adaptation of the 1961 satire, which follows an American soldier trapped in a bureaucratic nightmare while serving in World War Two.

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. Anonymous Content's Richard Brown and Steve Golin are also on bard as EPs. Clooney exited the show in 1999, and Catch-22 is his first major television project since. His TV credits include Memphis Beat, Roseanne, Sisters and The Facts of Life. He was nominated for writing Good Night, and Good Luck and scored lead actor nominations for The Descendants, Up in the Air and Michael Clayton. He and Heslov are repped by CAA.

Catch-22 with Clooney attached represents a coup for Paramount Television. He is in a tough situation because he hates embarking on risky combat missions but can't be relieved from duty because of the frustrating Catch-22 rule.

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