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George Clooney's 'Catch-22' series heads to Hulu

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

George Clooney's series based on the novel "Catch-22" is nearing a series order at

The streaming outlet has landed the limited series from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content starring, directed and produced by winner Clooney, according to The


The project marks Clooney's first TV series regular role in nearly two decades, after NBC's beloved "ER".

Adapted from the 1961 novel, "Catch-22" the series is set in during World War II.

It focuses on John Yossarian, 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.

Clooney, 56, will star in the role of

The actor-filmmaker's producing partner will also direct a portion of the series. The episodes were co- written by and

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

First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 12:20 IST
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