Status: Active, Streaming 2nd Season Renewed for 3rd Season
Premiere: April 25th
Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski
Series Website: www.hulu.com/the-handmaids-tale
Description: 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.com
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Status: (Updated 5/2/18) The renewal announcement for this show comes a no surprise considering it is their most-watched original and it cleaned up during awards season. Series star Elizabeth Moss is contracted for at least five years (and up to seven), so expect this one to stick around for a while.