It’s hard to keep up with Netflix, but Hulu has been holding its own for a long time and has also doled out some real winners over the years. Next up for them genre-wise? A series adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale .
Elisabeth Moss, Jordana Blake, Alexis Bledel, O.T. Fagbenle, Joseph Fiennes, and Max Minghella star in the 10-episode series. Look for it on Hulu beginning April 26, 2017.
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.