Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state.
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 a devastated world.
A new piece of key art for the series hints at the rebellion in Offred’s heart.
Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has been adapted for television by Bruce Miller – with Atwood as an executive producer on the limited series.
Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopic bestseller, The Handmaid’s Tale tells the story of Offred, one of the Handmaids chosen/forced to bear the children of the leaders of Gilead – a totalitarian society formed after America collapsed during a time of natural disasters and plunging birthrates.
A new trailer gives us a glimpse of the creation of Gilead and how Offred became a Handmaid.
The series premieres with three episodes on April 26th and new episodes streaming weekly.
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.
Hulu has announced its mid-season slate – with one key premiere in every month from January to May.
Season Two of The Path kicks off 2017 on Wednesday,January 25th; The Mindy Project: Season Five B premieres on Tuesday, February 14th; Harlots – ‘a powerful family drama set in 18th Century London’ debuts on Wednesday, March 29th; Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale premieres on April 27th, and the third season of Casual debuts on Tuesday, May 23rd.
Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has its lead. Joseph Fiennes will portray Commander Fred Waterford a powerful founding father of Gilead and the ruler of the household in which Offred (Elizabeth Moss) is a handmaid.
Follow the jump for details. The Handmaid’s Tale is slated to go into production later this Fall to be ready for a 2017 premiere.
Hulu has ordered Margaret Atwood’s critically acclaimed bestseller The Handmaid’s Tale to series.
The story follows Offred, a handmaid who is valued only for her fertility in the patriarchal totalitarian regime of Gilead. The series will be written by Bruce Miller (The 100) and star Elizabeth Moss as Offred.
The Handmaid’s Tale is slated to premiere in 2017. Follow the jump for details.