George Clooney's 'Catch-22' TV Adaptation Lands at Hulu
By Philiana Ng
UPDATE: Hulu confirmed on Sunday at its winter Television Critics Association press tour that it has landed George Clooney's limited series, Catch-22.
George Clooney's return to television has a home.
The 56-year-old actor slips into his first TV series regular role in nearly 20 years in the adaptation of Catch-22, and it won't be for a traditional network. The six-episode limited series is likely landing at Hulu, ET has learned. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.
Clooney will play Colonel Cathcard on the series for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.
Grant Heslov, who co-founded Smokehouse Pictures with Clooney in 2016, will also direct and executive produce the project, while Luke Davies and David Michod, who co-wrote the episodes, will also executive produce. Richard Brown and Steve Olin will executive produce on behalf of Anonymous Content.
Catch-22, adapted from the 1961 novel by Joseph Heller, is set in Italy during World War II and tells the story of Captain John Yossarian, a U.S. Air Force bombardier, and the other airmen in his camp, who attempt to maintain their sanity while fulfilling their service requirements so they can return home. The book was made into a 1970 film that was directed by Mike Nichols and starred Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam and Bob Balaban.
Clooney's involvement in the series is a coup for the project and Hulu, as it marks the first time he will lead a series since starring in NBC's medical hit, ER.