Hulu releases first trailer and premiere date for Clooney’s Catch-22


Hulu has announced the premiere date of George Clooney’s Catch-22 miniseries event, along with the first trailer for the series.

George Clooney’s adaptation of Joseph Heller’s satirical novel Catch-22 has finally received its official release date and a darkly manic trailer that aptly quips, “There’s only no way out.” The six-episode series will drop on Hulu in its entirety on Friday, May 17. The series is being executive produced and directed by Clooney, who is also starring as Colonel Scheisskopf – after stepping down from the larger role of Colonel Cathcart in order to focus on the first two duties.

The role of Cathcart was subsequently taken over by Kyle Chandler. The series also stars Christopher Abbott as Yossarian, Hugh Laurie as Major de Coverley, Giancarlo Giannini as Marcello, Tessa Ferrer as Nurse Duckett, and co-executive producer/director Grant Heslov as Doc Daneeka. The cast is rounded out by Daniel David Stewart, Rafi Gavron, Austin Stowell, Graham Patrick Martin, Gerran Howell, Jon Rudnitsky, Kevin J. O’Connor, Pico Alexander, Lewis Pullman, Josh Bolt, and Jay Paulson.

The series follows the exploits and relationships of WWII pilot Yossarian as he tries various strategies to get sent home. Unfortunately, the squadron commander keeps raising the necessary quota of missions flown every time Yossarian comes close to reaching it.

And if that weren’t enough, an obscure rule called Catch-22 makes it impossible to be sent home due to insanity. It states that one must be insane to continually put oneself at risk by flying dangerous combat missions, yet a desire to be sent home and avoid risk proves sanity. “There’s only no way out.”

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The trailer displays the cleancut, stylish compentence typical of George Clooney directorial productions and a tendeny toward geometrical patterns and symmetry in the staging and production design that belies the underlying chaos of the war. The delightfully dry, completely serious delivery by the actors of the darkly comedic satirical content is present throughout. In short, it looks mad, gorgeous, frightening, and hilarious. I can’t wait to see it.

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Source: Deadline