The Handmaids Tale




Status: Active, Streaming 1st Season Renewed for a 2nd Season
Premiere: April 26th
Network: Hulu
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

Status: (Updated 5/4/17) Hulu has renewed this show for a second season and have plans that could take it as far as a seventh season.  More on that at this link.

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