George Clooney Will Star in and Direct 'Catch 22' Series

George Clooney Will Star in and Direct 'Catch 22' Series

But George Clooney will soon be back on the small screen.

While Clooney has been busy raising his twins, Ella and Alexander, making millions from his tequila company, and going on swoon-worthy dates with Amal in Italy, this role marks a homecoming for the actor, who got his big break on television.

George Clooney is returning to television, almost two decades since his last appearance on the hit medical drama ER.

Eighteen years after his departure from the cast of ER, George Clooney is returning to television, having signed up for a limited series adaptation of the classic Joseph Heller novel Catch-22. Not bad for the source material, but can Clooney actually make this a success?

George Clooney Will Star in and Direct 'Catch 22' Series

The announcement was made by Paramount Television, who will be backing the show which has yet to be acquired by a network for distribution. It is now being shopped around to different networks as a six-episode limited series.

The episodes for the series have been written by Luke Davies and David Michod, who are also executive producing the project.

Based off of Heller's own experiences in World War II, the story follows the attempts of disillusioned bomber pilot Captain John Yossarian as he seeks to escape the madness and absurdity of war, only to be blocked at every turn by red tape and opportunistic superiors. The phrase has certainly grown much greater than ever expected and is a daily part of a conversation for many.

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