George Clooney hasn’t been in a regular TV series in almost twenty years, but in 2018, he’s coming back to the small screen. Celebrity Insider reported yesterday that Hulu was taking on the production of the classic novel, Catch-22, and George will take the starring role in their 1-season adaption.
On the 14th of January, Hulu announced they would pick up the six-part series after experiencing a bidding war between several production companies.
George will play as Colonel Cathcart in the new series and will co-direct the series alongside, Grant Heslov and shooting starts later in this year.
Catch-22 is held in high regard at Hulu, and they’re stoked to be taking on the distribution of “exactly the type of stories” such as this one.
Not only will the streaming service take on the newest George Clooney series, but they also picked up all of the episodes of ER; that’s right, all 330 of them.
After Hulu signed a deal with Warner Brothers Domestic Television Distribution, Hulu now has the rights to NBC’s legendary medical drama which catapulted George into success as an actor.
After his stint on ER, he portrayed a violent criminal in Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk ‘Till Dawn. At the time, George needed to avoid being “typecasted” as a “heartthrob” doctor, so he chose the role in Rodriguez’s movie which is almost uncategorizable.
The 56-year-old said to Variety that it was such an honor to be a part of such a great television show. He said he worked with so many great writers, directors, and actors who were at the top of their game.
ER is one of the most successful drama’s of all time, earning 23 Emmy Awards and a record-breaking 125 nominations in total. It reigned supreme from 1994 until 2009. Some critics consider ER to be the start of medical shows like Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Doctor.