George Clooney will direct and play the role of Colonel Cathcart in a limited series based on Joseph Heller's 1961 novel Catch-22. Variety reported that the six-episode series is from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, though no network is currently attached. The series is aiming for an early 2018 shoot. Episodes were co-written by Luke Davies and David Michôd, who will also executive produce. Catch-22 was previously adapted as a 1970 film, directed by Mike Nichols from Buck Henry's adaptation and starring Alan Arkin as Yossarian and Martin Balsam as Cathcart.