But There’s A CATCH!

Catch-22 George Clooney

Catch-22 George Clooney

This week Hulu gives us our first look at its new World War II miniseries, Catch-22, based on the acclaimed novel by Joseph Heller.

That book you lied about reading in high school is finally coming to Hulu, and it's all thanks to director and executive producer George Clooney. Based on Joseph Heller's 1961 literary classic of the same name, Catch-22 is both war satire and tragedy, giving Americans a deeply cynical perspective on what Heller saw as the needless loss of lives during a war that until than had been depicted as exclusively a noble effort.

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All six episodes of Catch-22 will debut on Hulu on May 17th. The series also stars Hugh Laurie (Major de Coverley), Giancarlo Giannini (Marcello), Daniel David Stewart (Milo), Rafi Gavron(Aarfy), Austin Stowell (Nately), Graham Patrick Martin (Orr), Gerran Howell (Kid Sampson), Jon Rudnitsky (McWatt), Kevin J. Chandler plays Colonel Cathcart, the group commander who relentlessly raises the number of missions the men have to fly to complete a tour of duty. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his assignments, he'll be in violation of Catch-22, a bureaucratic rule which states that a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly risky combat missions, but a request to be removed from said duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.

The novel was previously adapted into a feature film directed by Mike Nichols in 1970, which wasn't a success at the start but has since been considered a cult favorite by critics and audiences.

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