Hulu has announced an April 26th 2017 premiere date for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” its upcoming new series based on the award-winning, best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood.
The ten episode first season is set in Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, this dystopian land is ruled by a twisted fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state.
Elisabeth Moss plays Offred, one of the few remaining fertile women and a Handmaid in the Commander’s household. She’s one of several women forced into sexual servitude in a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world. It’s a dangerous place and time, but she has only one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd and O-T Fagbenle also star.