Rogers Media has announced that it will stream Hulu’s upcoming Catch-22 miniseries on the Citytv Now (online and through the app) and on demand beginning Saturday, May 18 – a day after its U.S. debut.
George Clooney (ER) serves as the executive producer and also stars in the miniseries’ six episodes.
Catch-22 is based on Joseph Heller’s novel of the same name – a dark comedy about the “incomparable, artful dodger, John Yossarian (Christopher Abbott; Girls, The Sinner), a US Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specifies that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.”
In addition to Clooney (who’ll portray Scheisskopf) and Abbott, Catch-22 also stars Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) as Colonel Cathcart, Hugh Laurie (House) as de Coverley, Jon Rudnitsky (Saturday Night Live) as McWatt, Daniel David Stewart as Milo Minderbinder, Austin Stowell as Nately, Rafi Gavron as Aarfy Aardvark, Graham Patrick Martin as Orr, Pico Alexander as Clevinger, Gerran Howell as Kid Sampson, Lewis Pullman as Major Major Major Major, Grant Heslov as Doc Daneeka, Tessa Ferrer as Nurse Duckett, Jay Paulson as Chaplain Tappman, Giancarlo Giannini as Marcello and Harrison Osterfield as Snowden.
Check out some photos from Catch-22 below.