Hulu confirmed it’s ordered a six-part miniseries adaptation of Catch-22, based on Joseph Heller’s classic 1961 novel of the same name, which centers on a squadron of World War II airmen facing a no-win situation to return home.
George Clooney will star in the new tv series and receive about $1 million per episode.
He is also set to produce and co-direct the limited series which will be just six episodes long, says Amy Powell, president of Paramount Television — the studio producing the show along with Anonymous Content.
This will be the American actor’s first regular television role since he left “ER”, which launched him to celebrity status nearly two decades ago.
Clooney played the doctor Doug Ross before leaving the show in 1999 to embark on his ultimately successful film career. He made a few cameo appearances later on, notably in 2009 for the fifteenth and final season.
In December 2017, Fortune Magazine reported that the net worth of the two-time Oscar winner stood at $500 million.