Entertainment George Clooney books TV return in ‘Catch-22’ Hulu series

07:32  15 january  2018
07:32  15 january  2018 Source:   New York Daily News

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George Clooney is coming back to the small screen. The Hollywood star is returning to TV to direct and star in a six-part limited series based on Joseph Heller's “ Catch - 22 .”. “‘ Catch - 22 ’ is the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian

Hulu has emerged as winner of George Clooney 's TV return . rights to Joseph Heller's 1961 satirical novel and developed the series under head Amy Powell, who has identified the book as one of the first projects she'd like to Catch - 22 with Clooney attached represents a coup for Paramount Television .

George Clooney will direct and star in a six-part limited series based on Joseph Heller's “Catch-22.”© Kevin Winter/Getty Images George Clooney will direct and star in a six-part limited series based on Joseph Heller's “Catch-22.” George Clooney is coming back to the small screen.

The Hollywood star is returning to TV to direct and star in a six-part limited series based on Joseph Heller's “Catch-22.”

“‘Catch-22’ is the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian, a U.S. Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service,” Hulu said of the show.

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George Clooney is returning to TV with a new adaptation of Catch - 22 , taking on his first small-screen role since playing Dr. Doug Ross on NBC’s ER. The award-winning actor/director is primarily known for his work behind the cameras these days

Clooney will make his long-awaited TV return . George Clooney Headed to TV for Catch - 22 Limited Series . Heller's book — considered one of the greatest American postwar novels — was published in 1961. Tags: Hulu . Share on Facebook.

“Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he’ll be in violation of ‘Catch-22,’ a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specifies that aconcern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.”

Clooney will play Col. Cathcart, who was played by Martin Balsam in the 1970 movie adaptation of “Catch-22.”

Alan Arkin, Charles Grodin and Art Garfunkel also starred in the movie, with cameos by Orson Welles, Martin Sheen and Jon Voight.

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Hulu has announced that they have acquired George Clooney 's Catch - 22 TV series , a 6-part adaptation from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. • Catch - 22 • George Clooney • Hulu • the looming tower.

George Clooney is headed to Hulu . Clooney will executive produce and star in Catch - 22 , a six-part limited series based on the novel of the same name. Here’s the official word from Hulu : “ Catch - 22 is the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian

“‘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," Hulu chief content officer Joel Stillerman said in a statement.

The limited series will mark Clooney’s first return to TV since he left “ER” in 1999.

The medical drama, which won 23 Emmys and was nominated for 124 over its 15-season run, was also just added to Hulu streaming.

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