‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Gets Disturbing Full Trailer, Three-Episode Premiere
Something tells us the hashtag “#TOOREAL” will trend across the internet once Hulu debuts its forthcoming adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Come, watch the downfall of our political structure in a full trailer for the April premiere, and be warned of some disturbing imagery.
Ahead of its April 26 premiere, the latest trailer goes deeper into Offred (Elisabeth Moss)’s past and the world before Gilead than we’ve seen before. Also worth noting, April 26 will see the first three episodes debut on Hulu, with new installments arriving weekly thereafter.
In addition to Moss, the series also features among its cast Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Orange Is the New Black star Samira Wiley, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, Leftovers favorite Ann Dowd and O-T Fagbenle. Check out the full synopsis:
The drama series, based on the award-winning, best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, 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 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 – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
In addition to the first trailers below, you can find photos of The Handmaid’s Tale cast. Stay tuned for more from the April 26 premiere.