Catch-22 Teaser (Official) • A Hulu Original

Based on the acclaimed Joseph Heller novel, Catch-22 follows the adventures and misadventures of a US air squadron in Italy in World War II. Catch-22 premieres May 17.

More about the series:
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.

46 replies
  1. Matthew Graf
    Matthew Graf says:

    Having read the book, I'm excited for the series. I don't think this is a great trailer though, it makes it look a bit generic. Production value and cast looks great though.

  2. Simon C
    Simon C says:

    Makes a refreshing change a TV show that did'nt feature a female character forced upon us in a leading role. More show should be brave enough not to pander towards false representation.

  3. Yuri Cherio
    Yuri Cherio says:

    Why making a movie if it is not better than the one released 49 years ago? It is funny. It would be difficult to make it not funny with those dialogs. But it doesn't exceed the 1970 movie.

  4. Death2PC
    Death2PC says:

    Give it break……………… The original is and forever will be beyond untouchable, nonpareil. Another unimaginative hack job. I'll be in the living room watching the paint dry…………………..

  5. vorongrey
    vorongrey says:

    Супер! Одна из моих любимейших книг! "Полковник Кэткарт: «Йоссариан» — один лишь вид этой фамилии повергал его в трепет."

  6. Ryan Novak
    Ryan Novak says:

    This is easily the most under the radar show I've ever seen. Tremendous writing, acting and extremely high production. Laugh out loud comedy and compelling drama. I have no idea how a show based on one of the biggest books of all time that is directed by and stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie and Kyle Chandler could go this quietly into the night. I'm scratching my head at the lack of nominations, it's a must watch!

  7. John Haggerty
    John Haggerty says:

    Joe Heller's novel was titled Catch 17 until the publication of the Leon Uris novel Mila 17 :
    Heller's publishers who held the MS of the novel strongly recommended a title change. Now we can all see that Catch 22 is, well, catchier.


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