Hulu Reads Us The Handmaid’s Tale

It’s hard to keep up with Netflix, but Hulu has been holding its own for a long time and has also doled out some real winners over the years. Next up for them genre-wise? A series adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale .

Elisabeth Moss, Jordana Blake, Alexis Bledel, O.T. Fagbenle, Joseph Fiennes, and Max Minghella star in the 10-episode series. Look for it on Hulu beginning April 26, 2017.

Synopsis:
Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, “The Handmaid’s Tale” is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized “return to traditional values.”

As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.

The Handmaids Tale

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