George Clooney's 'Catch-22' series heads to Hulu

Jose Verdugo
Enero 13, 2018

With the streaming service's The Handmaid's Tale continuing to rack up award wins, Hulu is adding another adaptation of a literary classic to its library: Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22, which George Clooney will co-write, direct, produce, and star in. He will play the role of Colonel Catchart on the series for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

This will be Clooney's first regular television role in almost 20 years, according to Entertainment Tonight.

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Catch-22 is set in Italy during World War II, a time period that Clooney has explored before in his film Monuments Men and in Steven Soderbergh's The Good German. Clooney's producing partner Grant Heslov will also direct. The "Catch-22" of the title refers to the fact that anyone who is crazy can't be cleared to fly a combat mission, but anyone who claims to be crazy in order to get out of flying these missions is showing a rational concern for their own well-being, and thus cannot be may continue to fly missions.

The late Mike Nichols directed the 1970 adaptation of the book written by Buck Henry, which starred a young Alan Arkin (who starred in the Clooney-produced Argo) and an ensemble that includes Martin Balsam (who played Clooney's character), Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel, Bob Newhart, Anthony Perkins, Martin Sheen and Henry.

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