Hulu Forbids You Not to Watch ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Super Bowl Trailer
One wouldn’t necessarily think of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale for a primetime Super Bowl ad, but Hulu’s Elisabeth Moss drama is already breaking down societal norms. See for yourself, as a fresh trailer teases what was once forbidden, and the misogynist hellscape
we Offred now lives in.
Hulu debuted a second official trailer for the April 26 premiere, in the process marking the network’s first Super Bowl spot for an original series. 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 latest Handmaid’s Tale footage? In addition to the first trailer below, you can find photos of the cast, and stay tuned for the April 26 premiere.