Catch-22 will receive its UK premiere on Channel 4 on Thursday June 20th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Catch-22 tells 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 event series, which is based on the Joseph Heller novel and is penned by Luke Davies and David Michôd, is produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. and stars Christopher Abbott (Girls), Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street), George Clooney (The Ides of March), Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager), Giancarlo Giannini (Quantum Of Solace), Daniel David Stewart (The Band’s Visit), Rafi Gavron (Counterpart), Austin Stowell (Battle of the Sexes), Graham Patrick Martin (Major Crimes), Gerran Howell (Young Dracula), Jon Rudnitsky (Saturday Night Live), Kevin J. O’Connor (The Blacklist), Pico Alexander (A Most Violent Year), Tessa Ferrer (Mr. Mercedes), Lewis Pullman (Battle of the Sexes), Josh Bolt (Benidorm), Jay Paulson (I Am The Night), Julie Ann Emery (Major Crimes) and Grant Heslov (The X-Files). The executive producers are George Clooney and Grant Heslov for Smokehouse Pictures, Richard Brown and Steve Golin for Anonymous Content, Luke Davies and David Michôd. George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Ellen Kura directed.
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