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George Clooney to Direct, Star in 'Catch-22' Limited Series

19 November 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 limited series will consist of six parts and filming will reportedly begin in early 2018.

Catch-22 follows US Air Force Captain John Yossarian as he gets caught up in a bureaucratic paradox in Italy in the midst of WWII.

In addition to acting, he will also direct with long time collaborator Grant Heslov, 54.

More than two decades after his breakout role in ER, George Clooney is returning to television.

Clooney will appear as Yossarian's commander, Colonel Cathcart, and we can already sense the best supporting actor Emmy nomination. On the big-screen, Clooney's work includes an Oscar win for his supporting turn in Syriana and as part of the cast of best picture victor Argo.

The collaboration between Paramount TV and Anonymous Content has produced four shows: 13 Reasons Why, Epix's Berlin Station, The Alienist and Maniac.

The 56-year-old actor-and-director - who became a household name playing Dr. Doug Ross in medical drama series "E.R.' from 1994 to 1999 - will star in and direct an adaptation of Joseph Heller's satirical novel 'Catch-22", Deadline reports. Mike Nichols directed the film with Buck Henry adapting the novel for the screen. He and Heslov are repped by CAA. The package - co-written by Luke Davies (Lion) and David Michod (War Machine) will be shopped in December.

George Clooney to Direct, Star in 'Catch-22' Limited Series