Hulu has given a straight-to-series order for the MGM Television drama series “The Handmaid’s Tale” which will star Elisabeth Moss.
Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 bestselling novel, Moss will play a one of the caste of Handmaids who are forced into sexual servitude by the male-dominated Gilead totalitarian regime as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world.
Bruce Miller (“The 100”) will create, pen and executive produce the project alongside Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears and Warren Littlefield. The first season will go into production later this year and debut on Hulu in 2017.
The project has previously been adapted for the screen in the 1990 film starring Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway and Aidan Quinn.