George Clooney to Direct, Star in 'Catch-22' Limited Series

George Clooney to Direct and Star in 'Catch-22' Series From Paramount TV

George Clooney will make his return to television in a serialised adaptation of "Catch-22", Paramount Television said on Thursday, almost 20 years after he left hit show ER to become one of film's biggest names.

Clooney will appear as Yossarian's commander, Colonel Cathcart, and we can already sense the best supporting actor Emmy nomination.

But George Clooney will soon be back on the small screen.

Suburbicon bombed at the box-office, so George Clooney looks to be retreating to the medium that launched his career - the world of television.

George Clooney to Direct and Star in 'Catch-22' Series From Paramount TV
George Clooney to Star in, Direct 'Catch-22' TV Series From Paramount TV, Anonymous Content

Joining in on the adaptation duties is Luke Davies and David Michod. He has signed on to both star in and direct a "Catch-22" adaptation, Deadline reports.

Originally adapted as a 1970's feature film directed by Mike Nichols, Catch-22 follows the life of Captain John Yossarian, a U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier. Only time will tell, but we think he's on the right path. Clooney is set to direct alongside Grant Heslov and Richard Brown and Steve Golin will executive produce on behalf of Anonymous Content along with Clooney and Heslov via Smokehouse Pictures.

Yossarian's only way to avoid the missions is to declare insanity, but the only way to prove insanity is a willingness to embark on risky missions, thus creating the novel's absurd 'catch-22'. Clooney exited the show in 1999, and Catch-22 is his first major television project since.

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