To celebrate International Women’s Day, Hulu has released a new trailer for its upcoming original series “The Handmaid’s Tale” based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood.
The ten-episode first season is set in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state.
Elisabeth Moss plays one of the few remaining fertile women, a Handmaid in the Commander’s household who is forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world. Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd and O-T Fagbenle co-star and the series premieres on April 26th.