George Clooney’s big return to TV will come courtesy of Hulu. After two decades away — making “movies” or whatever —Clooney will return to his TV roots with an adaptation of the Joseph Heller novel Catch-22 that will be directed, executive produced, and co-written by Clooney, who also has plans to star, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project comes from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, and had interest from multiple SVOD outlets. Clooney will reportedly be payed around $1 million for the six-episode series. Per THR: “[Paramount Television head Amy] Powell sent all six scripts to Clooney and his producing partner, Grant Heslov. They read them overnight. That led to a lunch with Powell, Heslov and Clooney, in which the actor asked if he could play the character Col. Cathcart.”
Paramount TV and Clooney reportedly plan to make Catch-22 a global story and shoot on location. Because you probably just skimmed it in high school, Heller’s book tells the story of a U.S. Air Force bombardier trying to get home despite military bureaucracy.