George Clooney, after many years, is finally coming back to the small screen for a role in Joseph Heller’s adaption of the classic novel, Catch-22. During a presentation at the 2018 Winter TCA Press Tour, the organization responsible for its creation, Hulu, announced that they would release the new series starring the infamous actor.
Clooney has been a busy man lately, as he recently welcomed two children into the world with his wife, Amal Clooney, who is pictured in an Instagram post below.
Reportedly, the series ended up at Hulu following a bidding battle between Anonymous Content and Paramount TV after it was announced it would be created last year.
This will be the first time Clooney has appeared in a film since he left ER almost twenty years ago. In the Catch-22 series which only has one season, Clooney will play Colonel Cathcart.
The film is set in Italy during World War II and tells the story of a young man working to fulfill his obligation so he can go home. Clooney and Smokehouse Pictures will create it, and Grant Heslov will direct and executive produce.
According to Us Weekly, Luke Davies and David Michold wrote the episodes and will executive produce. Additionally, in a rare attempt by Hollywood creators, the production will aspire to be as close to the original novel as possible.
And while George has mostly occupied himself with movies after he left his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the NBC medical drama, ER, some of his other credits included Roseanne, Sisters, Memphis Beat, and The Facts of Life.
As you may know, George Clooney recently said in an interview that he no longer needed to do high paying Hollywood jobs because he “has enough money” on account of selling his tequila company for $1 billion. The company, Casamigos, created with one of his business partners, made George a wealthy man.