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how do you adapt a novel from nineteen sixty one and make it relevant for today's TV audience , worry worry that's not exactly a catch twenty two situation but it is a dilemma even with the novelist famous is catch twenty two Joseph Heller satirical take on war and bureaucracy having George Clooney as a producer and star helps is at fault , the new limited series premiering Friday on Hulu is the second major adaptation after the nineteen seventy film starring Alan Arkin which bombed at the box office and with critics Clooney who began his career on TV sees the small screen as a better fit it's hard to tell this story as complex as it is in a two hour movie so it's never been about the media although the television and streaming has gotten much more interesting and more fun it was more about telling this story %HESITATION %HESITATION it with it it's about telling good stories others in the production which include Kyle Chandler and Hugh Laurie see a fifty eight year stretch between novel and series as a drop in the bucket it is a bad time to talk about the craziness of war I don't I don't think so %HESITATION , world , that was the agreement we have five hundred or it's not about profits absolutely Sir not only , the series marks Clooney's return to TV for the first time in twenty years so what do he and wife Amal like to watch at home take a guess %HESITATION old reruns of ER