George Clooney returns to the small screen this month, with a work adapted from Joseph Heller’s novel “Catch-22”, a novel that Clooney says that its complex events lend themselves to a series of 6 parts.
Oscar-winning Clooney, who is best known for films such as “Syriana”, “Graffiti” and “The Monuments Men,” is also the executive producer and directed two episodes of the series, which is broadcast by the “Hulu” network, according to Reuters.
The events of the series revolve around the Second World War, about a member of the commanders of an American bomber squadron waging a struggle against senior officials in the army.
“I thought it was a fun way to tell this story,” Clooney said at the series’ premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening. “It’s difficult to tell this story in all its complexities as it is in a two-hour movie.”
“It’s not at all about the medium, although TV and broadcasting networks have become more interesting and more fun, but it’s about telling the story. It’s about telling good stories,” he added.
Heller’s 1961 novel, which was previously made into a movie in 1970, is about an Air Force officer Yossarian, angered by the army’s continued increase in the number of tasks it must perform in order to finish his service.
Actor Christopher Abbott plays Yossarian, Kyle Chandler plays his lead, and Clooney plays Cheskoff coaching leader.
During the premiere, Clooney also talked about his girlfriend, former actress Meghan Markle, who married Prince Harry, the grandson of the Queen of Britain last year and gave birth to their first child on Monday.
Clooney, who attended the couple’s wedding last year, had previously criticized the media for harassing Megan and said the birth of their son would lead to more media pursuit of them.