TCA 2018: Hulu, George Clooney Team for ‘Catch-22’ Limited Series

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ returns April 25
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Hulu will partner with George Clooney to produce a limited series based on the classic novel Catch-22, the network said during its Television Critics Association winter press tour.

The six-part series will be produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, with Clooney serving as executive producer along with Richard Brown, Steve Golin, Luke Davis and David Michôd, according to Hulu.

Catch-22 is a rare story that has withstood the test of time, not only as a literary masterpiece, but as a story that still resonates in today’s political and social conversation,” said Stillerman. “These are exactly the types of stories we want to be programming at Hulu, and we couldn’t be happier to partner with George Clooney, Paramount TV and this phenomenal group of creatives to bring one of the most well-known books of all time to viewers in a way that has never been seen before.”

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The streaming service also announced that it has secured rights to all 15 seasons of off NBC medial drama ER. More than 330 episodes of the series, which starred Clooney, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies, and Eriq LaSalle, are available to Hulu subscribers beginning today.

In other Hulu news, Emmy-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale will debut its second season April 25, while the fourth and final season of its comedy series Casual will premiere July 31. 

The streaming service also renewed drama series National Treasure for a second season, and has set a March 23 date for March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step, a sequel to the successful 2005 hit documentary March of The Penguins.