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is making their TV comeback.

The particular actor  will star in plus direct a six-episode, limited-series version of Joseph Heller ‘s iconic novel Catch-22 regarding Hulu, according to . The series got at the streaming service following a putting in a bid war that ensued when Very important TV and Anonymous Content’s advancement the project was announced past due last year. This marks Clooney’s very first series regular role in years, since he departed ER nearly 2 decades ago.

In the collection, which is close-ended and will not have another season, Clooney will star since Col. Catcart, the role performed by Martin Balsam in director Mike Nichols ‘ 1970 feature film adaptation associated with Heller’s novel.

Occur Italy during World War II, Catch-22 tells the storyplot of  Yossarian, a U. S i9000. Air Force bombardier trying to meet his service requirements so he is able to go home. The novel explored the particular paradox of requirements where airmen who felt mentally unfit in order to fly were not obligated to do so, yet anyone who applied to stop flying had been sane enough to fly.

Clooney and his Smokehouse Images producing partner Offer Heslov will immediate and executive produce. The shows were written by Henry Davies and David Michod , that will also executive produce.

Per THR , Paramount and Clooney’s plan would be to make Catch-22 a global story, shooting upon location in an attempt to be as precise to the source material as possible.

Reps for Hulu acquired no comment on the deal.

While Clooney has largely already been kept busy with movies considering that his departure as Dr . Doug Ross on the beloved NBC healthcare drama, his earlier TV credit also include Roseanne, The reality of Life, Sisters and Memphis Defeat .  

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