Offred Intends to Survive in First Hulu ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Trailer
Everything we’ve seen from Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has seemed equal parts timely and enrapturing, but a first trailer for the Elisabeth Moss-led series very much seals the deal. See for yourself, as the world becomes a dystopian, misogynist hell that Offred is intent on surviving in the first footage.
Hulu released the first official trailer for the April 26 premiere, which gives us a taste of how the world fell, along with its prolific stars. 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, along with a new poster:
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 first Handmaid’s Tale footage? Check out the photos below.