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: 36 / 3
First aired: Wednesday 26th April, 2017
Runtime: 50min
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: June Osborne / Offred / Ofjoseph
  • Yvonne Strahovski
  • Role: Serena Joy Waterford
  • Joseph Fiennes
  • Role: Commander Fred Waterford
  • Max Minghella
  • Role: Nick Blaine
  • Samira Wiley
  • Role: Moira
  • O.T. Fagbenle
  • Role: Lucas "Luke" Bankole
  • Amanda Brugel
  • Role: Rita
  • Ann Dowd
  • Role: Aunt Lydia / Miss Clements
  • Bradley Whitford
  • Role: Commander Joseph Lawrence
  • Madeline Brewer
  • Role: Janine Lindo / Ofwarren / Ofdaniel / Ofhoward

Crew The Handmaid's Tale

  • Bruce Miller
  • Executive Producer
  • Daniel Wilson
  • Executive Producer
  • Fran Sears
  • Executive Producer
  • Warren Littlefield
  • Executive Producer
  • 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
  • Season 3
  • Air date: Wednesday 5th June, 2019
  • Episodes: 13