The Handmaid’s Tale

Based on Margaret Atwood’s award-winning, best-selling novel, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopian Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birth rate, 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 (Joseph Fiennes) 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 – with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.

UK TV Premiere Date Information

Latest/Next UK Season: 1

Latest/Next UK TV Air Date: 28 May 2017 at 9:00 pm

UK Channel: Channel 4

Country of Origin: USA

Additional Airing Notes:

Based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel about a near-future USA under the grip of a totalitarian theocracy… Stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski and Alexis Bledel. Apparently HAS been bought, or is close to a deal with a UK provider, but they’re aren’t ready to announce yet.

Previous UK Premiere Dates

Renewal/Cancelled?

Next Season: 2

Status: RENEWED

 

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