'Catch-22' Miniseries on the Way; George Clooney to Star and Direct

'Catch-22' Miniseries on the Way; George Clooney to Star and Direct

'Catch-22' Miniseries on the Way; George Clooney to Star and Direct

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

The show will span six episodes, and will be based off Joseph Heller's famous satirical novel Catch-22.

Joining in on the adaptation duties is Luke Davies and David Michod.

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content are reportedly partnering to produce the limited run series, and expect to begin production in 2018.


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

It will be the second adaptation of the seminal Heller novel, Catch-22 having already been turned into a cult film in 1970 directed by Mike Nichols. It tells the story of Yossarian, a U.S. Air Force bombardier who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. If he makes any attempt to avoid those missions, he'll be in a total "Catch-22" because of a "hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule".

Twenty years after making TV history as the much-loved Dr Doug Ross in the medical drama ER, the Hollywood A-lister is attached to star in and direct the project for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, according to Deadline.

Catch-22 is the first acting gig for George in quite some time, as his last significant appearance was in 2016's Money Monster.

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