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Hulu’s ‘The Handmaiden’s Tale’ Looks Like Dystopian Insanity

I had another name, but it’s forbidden now.

Hulu has announced that their dystopian thriller, “The Handmaid’s Tale”, premieres April 26th.

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.

Here’s the series’ first teaser trailer that, while is quite dramatic, has a ton of horror elements. “The Handmaid’s Tale” looks like a terrifying future that could be capable of anything



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