George Clooney returning to TV with Catch-22 series

Emilio Banks
November 19, 2017

The series doesn't have a network yet, with Paramount Television and Anonymous Content now shopping it around in a feverish bidding war.

The story takes place during World War II and centers on Captain John Yossarian, an airman stationed near Italy.

Clooney previously starred on the small screen in Roseanne and The Facts of Life, but he made his breakthrough as the much-loved Dr Doug Ross in the medical drama ER.

Clooney, 56, will play Yossarian's commander, Colonel Cathcart.

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"Catch-22" was adapted into a 1970 film by director Mike Nichols.

You can miss Catch-22, but if you do, George Clooney won't be happy. Davies and Michôd are repped by UTA. He has been nominated for eight Oscars total for writing, directing, and acting, eventually winning two for his supporting role in "Syriana" and Best Picture for "Argo", which he produced along with Heslov and Ben Affleck.

Clooney's directing credits include The Ides of March, The Monuments Men and Suburbicon, which hits United Kingdom cinemas on 24th November and stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore. If he makes any attempt to avoid those missions, he'll be in a total "Catch-22" because of a "hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule".

Clooney will direct, along with Grant Heslov. Anonymous Content, which is also behind USA Network's Mr. Robot, Netflix's The O.A., recently extended its first-look deal with Paramount Television through 2019.

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