George Clooney fans, your wish is coming true, because the actor is officially heading back to TV!
On Sunday (Jan. 14), Hulu announced that Clooney is set to come back to television with the new limited series, Catch-22, Rolling Stone reports. The series, which will be in six parts, is based on Joseph Heller’s novel by the same name, and it’s going to be good.
“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’s chief content officer Joel Stillerman said in a statement via Rolling Stone. “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.”
Clooney will not only star on the show, as Colonel Cathcart, but he will direct it as well. The story itself is about Yossarian — a US Air Force bombardier — who doesn’t understand why when he doesn’t want to fly specific drills for the army (ones that are dangerous) he isn’t allowed to opt out, but is instead stuck in a “Catch-22” between his duty and his safety.
As for Clooney, Catch-22 marks his first TV appearance since ER, which officially ended in 2009, but Clooney was last a regular on in 1999. Coincidentally, Hulu also recently announced that it will mmake all of all of ER available, which is a first for the doctor drama.
So, if you’re a Hulu diehard, you’ll now have the ability for double the Clooney… and what could be better than that?
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