George Clooney is making his TV comeback.
The actor will star in and direct a six-episode, limited-series adaptation of Joseph Heller‘s iconic novel Catch-22 for Hulu, the streaming service confirmed on Sunday during their presentation at the 2018 Winter TCA Press Tour. The series landed at the streaming service following a bidding war that ensued when Paramount TV and Anonymous Content’s development of the project was announced late last year. This marks Clooney’s first series regular role in decades, since he departed ERnearly two decades ago.
In the series, which is close-ended and will not have a second season, Clooney will star as Col. Catcart, the role played by Martin Balsam in director Mike Nichols‘ 1970 feature film adaptation of Heller’s novel.
Clooney and his Smokehouse Pictures producing partner Grant Heslov will direct and executive produce. The episodes were written by Luke Davies and David Michod, who will also executive produce.
Per THR, Paramount and Clooney’s plan is to make Catch-22 a global story, shooting on location in an attempt to be as accurate to the source material as possible.