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Handmaid’s Tale, The (Hulu 2017, Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes)

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The Handmaid’s Tale, based on the award-winning, best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, is the story of life 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.

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 a devastated world.

In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life, Offred navigates 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.

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USA | Hulu – MGM Television | x50 minutes | Broadcast from 26 April 2017

Bruce Miller as Creator/Executive Producer
Daniel Wilson as Executive Producer
Fran Sears as Executive Producer
Ilene Chaiken as Executive Producer
Margaret Atwood as Original author
Reed Morano as Executive Producer/Director of the Pilot
Warren Littlefield as Executive Producer

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Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy Waterford
Stephen Kunken as Commander Putnam
Ever Carradine as Putnam Naomi
Elisabeth Moss as Offred
Joseph Fiennes as Commander Fred Waterford
Max Minghella as Nick Blaine
Samira Wiley as Moira
Alexis Bledel as Ofglen
O.T. Fagbenle as Luke Bankole
Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia

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