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Christopher Abbott joins Clooney's 'Catch-22' series

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

has been roped in to to play the lead role in the "Catch-22" series adaptation.

The six-part limited series is based on Joseph Heller's classic novel of the same name, reported Variety.

All six episodes were co-written by and

Set in during World War II, the story focuses on John Yossarian (Abbott), a bombardier who is furious because the bureaucratic rule known as Catch-22, which specifies that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.

Abbott will star alongside George Clooney, who is set to play in addition to serving as

Clooney is also co-directing the series. will also direct a portion of the series in addition to executive producing.

The series will be Clooney's first regular TV role since 1994 medical drama "ER".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 10:50 IST