Hulu has released the first trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale, their upcoming upcoming original television series based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood.
Watch the trailer here below.
It was announced recently that Alexis Bledel was added to the cast as Ofglen, one of the Handmaids. The Gilmore Girls star joins Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, and O-T Fagbenle for the 10-episode series, which will premiere on the Hulu streaming service on April 26, 2017.
The first trailer shows Moss’s character before and after she became the handmaid Offred, and also gives a first look at Bledel as the handmaid Ofglen.
The series takes place in Gilead, a dystopian totalitarian society in what used to be part of the United States. In this world, people are retroactively punished when laws are changed, and women are property of the state. The birthrate is very low, so the remaining fertile woman are forced to become “Handmaids,” concubines to be impregnated. Handmaids must wear full-cover red robes and sight-obscuring white habits, and they live by very strict rules, as do most people in this society. Elisabeth Moss stars as Offred (“Of Fred”), a Handmaid of Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes), who is expected to bear a child to the Commander and his wife Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski).
Synopsis: The drama series, 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.
The Handmaid’s Tale First-Look Teaser (Official)
I had another name, but it’s forbidden now. The Handmaid’s Tale premieres April 26th, only on Hulu.