Hulu has released a new featurette on the making of Catch-22 featuring soundbites with George Clooney (Director/ ‘Scheisskopf’), Grant Heslov (Director/ ‘Doc. Daneeka’), Luke Daives (Co-Writer), Ellen Kuras (Director), Christopher Abbott (‘Yossarian’) and Kyle Chandler (‘Col. Cathcart).

All 6 episodes of Catch-22 premiere on Friday, May 17, only on Hulu.

FEATURETTE: https://youtu.be/BGNCTI-UNd0

About Catch-22:
Based on Joseph Heller’s seminal novel of the same name, Catch-22 is the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), 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. 

The cast includes Christopher Abbott (Yossarian), Kyle Chandler (Colonel Cathcart), George Clooney (Scheisskopf), 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. O’Connor (Korn), Pico Alexander (Clevinger), Tessa Ferrer (Nurse Duckett), Lewis Pullman (Major Major), Josh Bolt (Dunbar), Jay Paulson (Chaplain),  Julie Ann Emery (Marion) and Grant Heslov (Doc Daneeka).

Catch-22 is executive produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov on behalf of Smokehouse Pictures, along with Richard Brown and Steve Golin on behalf of Anonymous Content. Luke Davies and David Michôd are co-writers and executive producers for the series.

Catch-22 — Episode 2 — Yossarian enlists his friends’ help to get him sent home. Meanwhile Milo Minderbinder, recently appointed mess officer, sees the war in a different light: as an opportunity for profit. The men spend a weekend of R&R in the newly liberated city of Rome. On a seemingly easy mission, Clevinger’s plane disappears behind a cloud and is never seen again. The men are briefed about their next mission – Bologna – and it looks to be a bad one. Yossarian (Christopher Abbott) shown. (Photo by: Philipe Antonello / Hulu)

The six-part limited series from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content is directed by Clooney, Heslov and Ellen Kuras, who also serves as producer. Each directed two episodes.