George Clooney is returning to television with series titled 'Catch-22'

In the picture, George Clooney with wife Amal Clooney at the Golden Globes 2015. Photograph:( Pinterest )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Jan 15, 2018, 09.17 AM (IST)

George Clooney will be making his comeback to television after almost two decades. 

Marking his return to TV, Clooney recently signed to direct and film a six-episode series titled "Catch-22". 

According to a popular US-based celebrity news website, Clooney will direct, star in and executive produce the series, which is an adaptation of the book by Joseph Heller.

The original book of the same name, Catch-22, is a satirical novel set in World War II which follows the life of Captain John Yossarian, who is trying to fulfil his duties so he can leave the US Air Force.

In the television series, Clooney will play Colonel Cathcart, the story’s main antagonist. 

The series will be available to stream on Hulu, a US streaming service responsible for award-winning "The Handmaid’s Tale".

The handsome actor was last seen on TV playing a fictional character Dr Douglas Ross in "ER", a TV series that first aired in 1994. 

George Clooney recently made news when he and wife Amal Clooney welcomed twins, Ella and Alexander in summer 2017.