George Clooney is returning to small screens with a brand new miniseries based on Joseph Heller’s novel Catch-22. Streaming service Hulu announced that they have made a full order for limited six-episode miniseries with Clooney attached as a co-writer, producer, director, and star of the project.
“Catch-22 is 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.” said Hulu Chief Content Officer Joel Stillerman. “These are exactly the types of stories we want to be programming at Hulu, and we couldn’t be happier to partner with George Clooney, Paramount TV and this phenomenal group of creatives to bring one of the most well-known books of all time to viewers in a way that has never been seen before.”
This will be first regular TV role for George Clooney since his role of Dr. Doug Ross on ER. Speaking of ER, Hulu also announced that they are adding the hit TV show to their library as well.
The filming for Catch-22 miniseries is scheduled for filming in early 2018, with Luke Davies (Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction) and David Michôd (War Machine) serving as primary writers. Clooney, who will star as Colonel Cathcart, is the only known cast member so far.