Mark your calendars ladies, because there’s a new series coming to your screens that looks set to rock your socks off.
The Handmaid’s Tale follows the eerie story of a group of women living in Gilead, the country formerly known as the United States prior to its demise as a result of ongoing civil war. ‘Handmaids’ are the names given to the last remaining fertile women who have been forced into sexual slavery by the fundamentalist government . They have no rights and their existence serves one sole purpose – for their bodies to be used by the male rulers to bear children for them and their wives who are all infertile as a result to environmental contamination.
Elizabeth Moss from Mad Men plays the main character, a Handmaid named Offred, whose daughter was stolen away from her and lives in the hope that one day, the two will be reunited. Based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood, the drama series has an awesome line-up including Samira Wiley from Orange is the New Black and the Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel who play Offred’s fellow Handmaids. Joseph Fiennes is seriously dark as Offred’s Commander, Fred Waterford, the man who she is responsible for bearing children for. The women are to do as they say, without question, or face the threat of execution.
The trailer is brilliant and we have all set our reminders for April 26, when the first three eps will drop on Hulu. The following episodes will be released weekly. We reckon you’re gonna love it too…
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