New ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Featurette: ‘Better Never Means Better for Everyone’
There’s no two ways about the fact that Hulu’s take on Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is going to feel horribly relevant in its April premiere. That’s never more apparent than in a new featurette for the Elisabeth Moss drama, which explores the rise of misogynist dystopia “Gilead.”
Hulu debuted an extended new featurette for the April 26 premiere, revealing both a plague of infertility responsible for the extremist state’s rise, and what producer Bruce Miller calls “a dark world, but not a dark show.” 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.
Hulu will debut more in the next months, but what do we make of the The Handmaid’s Tale so far? In addition to the first trailers below, you can find photos of the cast, and stay tuned for the April 26 premiere.