Executive Produced By Academy Award® And Golden Globe® Winner George Clooney.
PHILIPPINES, 14 MAY 2019 – The highly anticipated limited series CATCH-22 will debut with all six episodes arriving on Saturday, 18 May exclusively on HBO GO. The series will subsequently premiere on HBO on Tuesday, 4 June at 9.15pm. Based on Joseph Heller’s seminal novel of the same name, CATCH-22 is executive produced by Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner George Clooney who will also co-star.
CATCH-22 follows the adventures and misadventures of a US air squadron in Italy in World War II. 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 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 ask not to, then you’re sane, and so you have to fly them.
In addition to George Clooney (“Up in the Air,” “The Ides of March”) the cast includes Christopher Abbott (“Girls,” “The Sinner”), Academy Award® winner Grant Heslov (“Argo”), Emmy® winner Kyle Chandler (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Bloodline”), Golden Globe® winner Hugh Laurie (“The Night Manager,” “House”) and Academy Award® nominee Giancarlo Giannini (“Quantum of Solace,” “Casino Royale”).
Debut: Saturday, 18 May on HBO GO and Tuesday, 4 June at 9.15pm on HBO
Young American flyers arrive in war and discover that the bureaucracy is more deadly than the enemy.
Debut: Saturday, 18 May on HBO GO and Tuesday, 11 June at 9.10pm on HBO
Yossarian pursues desperate measures to get home, while Milo sees war as a growth industry.
Debut: Saturday, 18 May on HBO GO and Tuesday, 18 June at 9.15pm on HBO
Yossarian needlessly expends energy to avoid a feared mission; disaster catches up with him, when he least expects it.
Debut: Saturday, 18 May on HBO GO and Tuesday, 25 June at 9.15pm on HBO
On a surreal trip, Yossarian begins to realize the magnitude and influence of Milo’s business empire.
Debut: Saturday, 18 May on HBO GO and Tuesday, 2 July at 9.10pm on HBO
Reeling from one violent tragedy, Yossarian encounters incomprehensible darkness in Rome, and is faced with an impossible choice.
Debut: Saturday, 18 May on HBO GO and Tuesday, 9 July at 9.15pm on HBO
Alive and intact, Yossarian is thwarted by an old adversary. Confronted by a devastating loss, he undergoes a transformation.
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. 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.
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