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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

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  • Premiered: 
    April 26, 2017
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  • Network: Hulu
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the book (The Handmaid's Tale) by Margaret Atwood 
  • Subject Matter: Science Fiction
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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Based on the Margaret Atwood's novel of the same name, THE HANDMAID'S TALE is a one-hour drama series that tells the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized "return to traditional values." 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 the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate 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. Just after the story begins, Offred and her fellow Handmaids assist with the delivery of Janine's baby, prompting Offred to recall her own daughter's birth. Offred draws closer to Ofglen while dreading a secret meeting with the Commander. Then, Offred visits Janine's baby with Serena Joy and remembers the early days of the revolution before Gilead. Ofglen faces a difficult challenge. On Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, Hulu released the first three episodes of the series.
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On Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, Hulu released the Season 1 finale of THE HANDMAID'S TALE. In the season ender, "Night," Serena Joy confronts Offred and the Commander. Offred struggles with a complicated, life-changing revelation. The Handmaids face a brutal decision. One month earlier -- on Wednesday, May 3 -- Hulu renewed THE HANDMAID'S TALE for a second season, set to debut in 2018.

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