George Clooney's Catch-22 adaptation on Hulu adds Christopher Abbott to its cast, as protagonist Yossarian


Mar,10 2018 14:01:29 IST

Actor Christopher Abbott has been roped in to to play the lead role in the Catch-22 series adaptation.

The six-part limited series is based on Joseph Heller's classic novel of the same name, reported Variety.

All six episodes were co-written by Luke Davies and David Michod.

Christopher Abbott and George Clooney/Image from Twitter.

Christopher Abbott and George Clooney/Image from Twitter.

Set in Italy during World War II, the story focuses on Captain John Yossarian (Abbott), a US Air Force bombardier who is furious because the bureaucratic rule known as Catch-22, 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.

Abbott will star alongside George Clooney, who is set to play Colonel Cathcart in addition to serving as executive producer.

Clooney is also co-directing the series. Grant Heslov will also direct a portion of the series in addition to executive producing.

The series will be Clooney's first regular TV role since 1994 medical drama ER.

Updated Date: Mar 10, 2018 14:01 PM