Hulu and George Clooney are bringing Joseph Heller’s classic novel Catch-22 to television. The story of an Air Force pilot, Yossarion, who is stuck in a unique position when ordered to fly more and more missions – the idea being a pilot who’s willingly flying so many missions must be insane, but if he asks to be removed from duty, he has shown evidence of sanity, which makes him ineligible for being removed from duty.
Hulu is teaming with George Clooney, Paramount Television and Anonymous Content of the six-episode event series.
In a related deal, Hulu has acquired streaming rights to all fifteen seasons of ER.
A lowly cog in a bureaucratic agency, discovers that the agency he works for is really guarding a crossing into a parallel dimension (of course there’s much more to it than that…).
In a nutshell, that’s the basic premise for Starz’s new drama series, Counterpart. Production on the series – which stars Oscar®-winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd – is underway. Mortyn Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Passengers) directed the first episode.
A premiere date for the series is to be determined. For more, read on.