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"Offred" from The Handmaid's Tale
Image of Serena Joy from The Handmaid's Tale
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“You know what you do and what we do together is so… terrible.”

Created by: Bruce Miller     1hour TV-MA

The alternate reality of The Handmaid’s Tale is dark and superbly wicked… and we can’t wait for more.

Based on the best-selling 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is a new original series from Hulu.

Set in the dystopian future, the Republic of Gilead is where a fundamentalist dictatorship reigns with an iron fist. We follow the life of “Offred” (Elisabeth Moss) as she is forced to be a concubine for the rich rulers of the New England area Republic.

Armed security forces called the “Eyes” patrol the streets and compliance is expected from the lower classes. “They have chapters in 30 states”. Any failure to obey the strict rules of the ‘Sons of Jacob’ totalitarian regime is met with physical punishment and sometimes death.

They have come to cleanse the country.

Women are no longer allowed to have a job or own property and must submit to the men. Most women have become infertile due to the pollution and contamination of the entire continent. Fertile women are given some respect but must serve as surrogates for the leaders.

Just when you think things can’t get any worse for the Handmaids, more shocking discoveries reveal just how deep this evil runs.

Winner of 8 Primetime Emmy® Awards including “Outstanding Drama Series”. Winner of “Program Of The Year” TCA Award. Nominated for Golden Derby Awards.

The good stuff:

  • Elisabeth Moss has just won an Emmy® for “Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series” – for her portrayal of June AKA “Offred”
  • Yvonne Strahovski provides an incredible performance as Serena Joy, the wife of Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes).
  • Emmy® Award winning writing + Incredible production design, wardrobe and cinematography
  • The soundtrack includes some great hits like Don’t You (Forget About Me), Heart Of Glass (adaptation), the original track, White Rabbit and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, American Girl. There’s another great song called Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby.

Blessed be the fruit

If you like The Handmaid’s Tale, you might also like The Man In The High Castle.

Season 1 included with your Hulu Subscription. Purchase seasons or episodes from Amazon, VUDU, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Microsoft, Fandango Now and Playstation.

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