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The Handmaid's Tale (2017 - )

The Handmaid's Tale (2017 - )

AVERAGE TOMATOMETER

92%
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AVERAGE AUDIENCE SCORE

88%

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Series Info

Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale is 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 (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 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.
Creator: Bruce Miller

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Seasons

91%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully shot but dishearteningly relevant, The Handmaid's Tale centers its sophomore season tightly around its compelling cast of characters, making room for broader social commentary through more intimate lenses.

2018, Hulu, 13 episodes

94%
Critics Consensus: Haunting and vivid, The Handmaid's Tale is an endlessly engrossing adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel that's anchored by a terrific central performance from Elisabeth Moss.

2017, Hulu, 10 episodes

Cast

Joseph Fiennes
as Commander Fred Waterford
Ann Dowd
as Aunt Lydia
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