George Clooney To Play Col. Cathcart In New CATCH-22

Ruben Ruiz
November 18, 2017

George Clooney back on TV?

George Clooney will make his return to television in a serialised adaptation of "Catch-22", Paramount Television said on Thursday, almost 20 years after he left hit show ER to become one of film's biggest names.

The show has been written and produced by Luke Davies, who wrote the award-winning drama Lion, and David Michod, the Australian indie sensation who directed The Rover and Animal Kingdom. The title Catch-22 refers to a specific instance that says if a pilot is unable to fly an aircraft he should resign, but if he is aware enough to resign due to mental illness he is fine to continue his duty.

The story takes place during World War II and centers on Captain John Yossarian, an airman stationed near Italy.

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Yossarian's only way to avoid the missions is to declare insanity, but the only way to prove insanity is a willingness to embark on risky missions, thus creating the novel's absurd 'catch-22'.

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content are reportedly partnering to produce the limited run series, and expect to begin production in 2018.

The 56-year-old actor will play the role Yossarian's commander Colonel Cathcart.

After five months of spit-up and diaper changes and an eight-year hiatus from TV, George Clooney is returning to the small screen as a series regular for the first time since his days as Dr. Doug Ross on ER.

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