Catch 22 is Hulu’s latest biggest series and subsequently won’t be coming to Netflix in the US. Hulu doesn’t operate everywhere in the world so let’s take a look at its plans internationally and see whether Netflix is on the streaming agenda.
The mini-series is due out in the middle of May on Hulu and has some top talent behind it. Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie, George Clooney all feature in this war comedy. It’s based on the Joseph Heller novel of the same name and by all measurements, it’s looking to be a smash hit for Hulu.
The series wasn’t always a Hulu Original and for many months it was being shopped around until January 2018 when Hulu announced it’d be taking on the distribution for the series.
Why won’t Catch 22 be on Netflix in the United States?
The US is the easiest region to rule out Netflix streaming. That’s because Hulu is a direct competitor to Netflix and like The Handmaid’s Tale, it’ll only be available to stream on Hulu.
Will Catch 22 be streaming on Netflix in other regions?
Because Hulu doesn’t stream everywhere in the world, it’s a valid question to ask whether Netflix may pick it up elsewhere. Unfortunetely, the outcome is the same in all regions of the world. Catch 22 has managed to find alternative homes in almost every region. Here are some of the headline countries of where it’ll be made available.
In the United Kingdom, Netflix won’t be getting the title. Instead, as with a few US imports as of late, it’ll be available on Channel 4. If you’re a streaming-only person, then you’ll have access to it through 4oD.
In Australia, the series is due to arrive on Stan who also has a streaming service.
Other countries include:
- Italy – Sky Italia
- France – Canal+
With thanks to Variety for providing some details on the international agreements for the show.
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