The first look at Hulu’s upcoming mini-series “Catch-22” was recently released, and it looks very impressive.
Hulu wrote the following description of the series, which is based on the popular book with the same name:
Christopher Abbott is Yossarian, a bombardier, whose frantic obsession every time he goes up on a mission is “to come down alive”. His odds of success at such a simple aim keep getting worse, because Colonel Cathcart (Kyle Chandler) keeps raising the number of missions the men have to fly. More than the retreating Germans, the real enemy for Yossarian and his rag-tag bunch of friends is the bureaucracy of the military, inverting logic at every turn. The pinnacle of this is Catch-22, a military by-law which states that if you fly your missions, you’re crazy, and don’t have to fly them; all you have to do is ask. But if you as not to, then you’re sane, and so you have to fly them. George Clooney stars as the barking mad, parade-obsessed Scheisskopf. Hugh Laurie is the mellow, slightly checked-out Major de Coverley. Clooney directs the six-episode series, along with Grant Heslov and Ellen Kuras.
You can watch the first trailer below.
— hulu (@hulu) February 11, 2019
Now, full disclosure here, I have never read the book this series is based on. I feel like that’s probably not something I should admit, but I do get paid to keep it real with you. So, in essence, I have absolutely no idea what will happen in this mini-series.
What I do know for sure is that Kyle Chandler is one of the greatest actors on the planet, and I’ll watch literally anything he’s in. (RELATED: Here’s The Crime Drama Show Everybody Should Be Watching)
Look no further than “Friday Night Lights” if you need some proof of how awesome he can be on-screen.
So, you best believe that I’ll be giving “Catch-22” a watch on Hulu. Anything that combines WWII, some great action, a little humor, some questions about morality and a great cast is something that I’m going to watch.
It’s really that simple. Plus, I just love good content, and that’s exactly what this mini-series appears to be.
You can see “Catch-22” on Hulu May 17.