"The Handmaid's Tale" (TV show) is an original drama series on Hulu that is based on the award-winning, best-selling novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood.

Golden Globe Winner Elisabeth Moss ("Top of the Lake," "Truth," "Mad Men") is Offred, a Handmaid trying to survive in the male-dominated totalitarian regime of Gilead. Enslaved by a society that values only her fertility, Offred must find a way to survive in this world of oppression and swift, cruel punishments.

The series 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 religious fundamentalism that treats women as property of the state. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred 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.

The cast also includes Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd and OT Fagbenle.

  "The Handmaid's Tale" is produced by MGM Television. The series is created, executive produced and written by Bruce Miller ("The 100") with Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears and Warren Littlefield ("Fargo") serving as executive producers. Margaret Atwood serves as consulting producer for the series.

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Network: Hulu
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: April 26, 2017
Seasons: 1
Production Company: MGM Television

Elisabeth Moss to Star in 'The Handmaid's Tale' — Due next year, the new Hulu series is based on best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood about a rare fertile woman trying to survive in a male-dominated totalitarian regime. Read more...

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