If you were already excited for the TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s speculative fiction The Handmaid’s Tale then you’re about to lose your innards at these brand new images from the show.
With the new images comes an air date announcement: The Handmaid’s Tale is officially set to hit US streaming service Hulu on 26 April 2017. As per usual, a UK air date is yet to be confirmed.
You can read the plot synopsis for The Handmaid’s Tale here:
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 stars Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) as Offred, Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck) as Serena Joy, Samira Wiley (Orange Is The New Black) as Moira, Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare In Love) as the Commander, Max Minghella (The Social Network) as Nick, OT Fagbenle (Looking) as Luke, and newcomer Jordana Blake as Hannah.
The Handmaid’s Tale will air on Hulu on 26 April 2017. Get all the latest science fiction news with every issue of SciFiNow.