Los Angeles, Apr 14 (PTI) “Bloodline” star Kyle Chandler is joining the cast of George Clooney’s “Catch 22” miniseries.

The 52-year-old actor will play the role of Colonel Cathcart, which was to be originally played by Clooney, reported Variety.

The series is based on Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel of the same name.

Set in Italy, the six-part series follows the story of John Yossarian (to be played by Christopher Abbott), a US Air Force bombardier who does not like the increasing number of flight missions being assigned. He is angered by a bureaucratic rule, Catch-22, which specifies that being concerned for ones safety is proof of sanity.

Clooney, who will co-direct the series, will now portray the role of Scheisskopf, the training commander at Yossarian’s cadet school. He is also executive producing along with Grant Heslov.

Actor Hugh Laurie was earlier cast in the series as Major de Coverley, the squadron executive officer at the Pianosa air base.

Ellen Kuras also joined the miniseries as a producer and will also direct two episodes.

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