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George Clooney Coming to TV in Hulu 'Catch-22' Series

George Clooney Coming to TV in Hulu 'Catch-22' Series

George Clooney at opening of "Suburbicon" back in October in Westwood, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 15 January 2018 10:50 AM

George Clooney will return to the small screen in a six-part limited series for Hulu based on Joseph Heller's novel “Catch-22,” Rolling Stone reported.

After an almost two-decade hiatus from TV, the Hollywood star will once again grace screens as he takes on the role of director and actor in the upcoming series which tells the story of the “incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian, a U.S. Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him,” Hulu said, per The New York Daily News.

Clooney will play Col. Cathcart in the series, his first TV role since appearing in NBC’s top rated medical drama “ER” in 1999, USA Today noted.

For those unfamiliar with the “Catch-22” plot, it plot thickens when Yossarian’s own army keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service.

Avoiding any assignments results in a violation of “Catch-22” which states that “a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty,” Hulu noted.

Hulu chief content officer Joel Stillerman described “Catch-22” as a “rare story that has withstood the test of time, not only as a literary masterpiece, but as a story that still resonates in today’s political and social conversation," per the Daily News.

A debut date is still to be announced and no further information on other cast members has been revealed, but filming is scheduled to begin later this year.

The 15-season ER series won 23 Emmys and was nominated for 124 during its run and has also been added to Hulu streaming, the Daily News noted.

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