The Handmaid’s Tale

Bloody compelling future/sci-fi which I daresay I don’t need to summarise because EVERYONE’S watched it, seemingly. Gripping story, exceptionally well told – however it often borders on torture porn… like, what level of extremism will we “the audience” be complicit in accepting by watching it in order to follow the story? Often uncomfortable, sometimes possibly unnecessarily so. 👍

Summary

The Handmaid's Tale (2017)

Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Created by: Bruce Miller
Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes, Max Minghella
Episodes / Seasons: 23 / 2
First aired: Wednesday 26th April, 2017
Runtime: 50 min
Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.
Networks: Hulu
Production Companies: Hulu

Cast The Handmaid's Tale

  • Elisabeth Moss
  • Role: Offred
  • Yvonne Strahovski
  • Role: Serena Joy Waterford
  • Joseph Fiennes
  • Role: Commander Fred Waterford
  • Max Minghella
  • Role: Nick Blaine
  • Samira Wiley
  • Role: Moira
  • Alexis Bledel
  • Role: Ofglen
  • O.T. Fagbenle
  • Role: Luke Bankole

Crew The Handmaid's Tale

  • Margaret Atwood
  • Novel

Seasons The Handmaid's Tale

  • Season 1
  • Air date: Wednesday 26th April, 2017
  • Episodes: 10
  • Season 2
  • Air date: Wednesday 25th April, 2018
  • Episodes: 13