Skip Nav
Is Catherine Agro From The Bachelor Really a DJ?
The Bachelor
The Bachelor's Catherine Is an Aspiring DJ, but She Has a Fascinating Day Job, Too
Award Season
23 Award Season Movies You Can Watch From the Comfort of Your Own Home
Netflix
Sex Education: Here Are All the Songs From the Show You'll Want to Have on Repeat
Who Are the Elementals in Spider-Man: Far From Home?
Movies
Mysterio Isn't the Only Villain in Spider-Man: Far From Home — Meet the Elementals
Will Sansa Stark Become Queen on Game of Thrones?
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones Has Been Molding Sansa Stark to Be Queen All Along

George Clooney in Catch-22 TV Show

George Clooney Is Making His Grand Return to TV by Adapting a Classic Novel

Eighteen years after ending his run as Dr. Doug Ross on E.R., George Clooney is returning to the small screen. The Suburbicon director will direct and star in a limited series adaptation of Joseph Heller's 1961 novel Catch-22, per Variety. With other big movie stars like Nicole Kidman and Anthony Hopkins making award-winning and nominated jumps to "prestige" TV shows (Big Little Lies, Westworld), Clooney's decision to do so himself seems like a smart choice.

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. If a soldier declares insanity to be released from duty so as to avoid participating in dangerous missions — only an insane person would continue to fly into certain danger — doesn't his declaration inherently demonstrate sanity? Our minds are already short-circuiting.

Clooney will appear as Yossarian's commander, Colonel Cathcart, and we can already sense the best supporting actor Emmy nomination. The series will reportedly begin shooting in early 2018, and is cowritten by Luke Davies and David Michôd, who will also executive produce. Also on board as a producer is Grant Heslov, who coproduced Argo alongside Clooney in 2012.

ADVERTISEMENT
Image Source: Getty / Neilson Barnard
From Our Partners
Where to Buy Amal Clooney's Royal Wedding Dress
Amal Clooney's Dress at the 2018 UNCA Awards
George and Amal Clooney at the 2018 UNCA Awards
Who Will Be Prince Harry and Meghan's Baby's Godparents?
Why Weren't George and Amal Clooney at Eugenie's Wedding?
World's Highest-Paid Actor 2018
George and Amal Clooney | Black-and-White Photos
George and Amal Clooney Wedding Facts
George Clooney's Quotes About Marriage and Fatherhood
How Did George and Amal Clooney Meet?
George Clooney Wedding Pictures With Amal Alamuddin
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin | Pictures
From Our Partners
Latest Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds