It’s finally happened. The Handmaid’s Tale has a UK broadcaster and we can finally watch the show that everybody’s talking about.
The Independent reports that Channel 4 will broadcast the Hulu series based on Margaret Atwood’s classic later this month, although there isn’t a confirmed air date yet.
“The Handmaid’s Tale is a chilling and frighteningly topical exploration of a world where women are subjugated,” said Channel 4’s Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt. “I’m delighted that Channel 4 viewers will get to see this critically-acclaimed take on a classic novel.”
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, The Top Of The Lake) leads the excellent cast which includes Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Joseph Fiennes, Alexis Bledel, Max Minghella, O-T Fagbenle and Ann Dowd.
“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 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 series is created by Bruce Miller, and produced by Warren Littlefield, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, and Ilene Chaiken.
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