George Clooney is making his return to TV soon with a new series that is an episodic adaptation of Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22, considered one of the most significant novels of the 20th century.

It seems he has found one of his leads too as it has been announced that Hugh Laurie has joined the project. The Night Manager (and of course, House) star is set to play one of the air force base's top-ranking officers, Major de Coverley.

Catch-22, for those that haven't read it, is a satirical novel set during World War II following the fictional 256th Squadron based on the island of Pianosa, in the Mediterranean Sea. It follows the experiences of the airmen as they try to maintain their sanity while fulfilling their service requirements so that they can go home.

Clooney, who will produce the series with his long-time professional partner Grant Heslov, also has a smaller role as the sadistic US army colonel Cathcart.

Last week it was announced that Girls and The Sinner star Christopher Abbott has also joined the cast as a young pilot struggling to keep up with his increasingly-dangerous missions.

The series, which will air on streaming service Hulu in the states, does not have a premiere date yet nor do we know who will broadcast it this side of the pond, but with that amount of talent on board, no doubt it will be snapped up fast.