George Clooney is coming back to TV! (Kind of.)
The Oscar winner and movie star, who famously got his start on E.R., is shopping a new TV project that he would co-write and executive-produce, Vulture reports.
The project is reportedly a one-hour dark comedy about the movie industry in the 1990s told through the eyes of the studio executives running it. (You know, back when they chewed out talent on the telephone instead of via e-mail.)
Clooney would write the series with his longtime producing partner, Grant Heslov, and Rescue Me creator Peter Tolan. Foxcatcher and Moneyball director Bennett Miller would helm the pilot. Clooney and Heslov's Smokehouse Pictures production company signed an overall deal with Sony Television last summer. Sony has reportedly met with broadcast networks, premium cable networks and at least one streaming service. Clooney most recently executive-produced the 2005 HBO series Unscripted, about actors trying to make it in the industry.
However, this raises the question: Does TV really need another series about the entertainment industry? Tolan wrote for one of the greats, The Larry Sanders Show, but since then there's been Entourage, Episodes, The Comeback, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and Grosse Pointe, just to name a few.
But it's Clooney so we're sure this show will be on a TV or laptop near you soon. In the meantime, fans can catch Clooney on the small screen during the Downton Abbey Christmas special.
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