Alexis Bledel and Elisabeth Moss Preview Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ (Watch)

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Hulu has released the first teaser for its upcoming dystopian drama “The Handmaid’s Tale,” starring Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Joseph Fiennes, and the recently revealed Alexis Bledel (among others). The trailer, which you can watch above or on YouTube, introduces us to the fictional world of the Republic of Gilead, the authoritarian theocracy that has supplanted the United States, where women are nothing more than wives, servants, or breeders, referred to as “handmaids.”

Elisabeth Moss’ Offred is one such handmaid. “I had another name, but it’s forbidden now,” Offred explains in the trailer. “So many things are forbidden now.” Offred once had a husband, and child, we see, who were taken from her. She and the other handmaids are overseen by Aunt Lydia (Anne Dowd), who intones, “Ordinary is just what you’re used to.”

The 10-episode series, based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name, will debut on Hulu on Apr. 26. The series hails from MGM Television. Bruce Miller created, wrote and will executive produce the show, along with Fran Sears, Warren Littlefield, Ilene Chaiken and Daniel Wilson, who worked on the 1990 “Handmaid’s Tale” movie, which starred Natasha Richardson. Reed Morano will direct and exec produce the first three episodes.


  1. TomB says:

    January 7, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    ISIS in America!!!


  2. Monica says:

    January 7, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Ugh. If it’s good enough to do once, it’s good enough to do over again for millennials and so no particular group feels left out. I just finished this book for the third time (I read it every decade or so-it’s that good, and now seemed like an appropriate time-politically), and it is specifically mentioned that people of color were “disposed of” as part of the “cleansing” of society (obvi, I don’t personally think doing away with people of color-or ANY group-would “cleanse” anything, and no, I didn’t vote for Trump). But it’s just silly, the absolute NEED to obviously “diversify” for the sake only of diversification at the expense of the story line. Or, in millennial: I feel unsafe and triggered by this. Rent the one with Maureen McCormick and the late great Natasha Richardson. It’s got Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall and even if you don’t like the story, you’ll get to look at yummy Aiden Quinn for a while. Victoria Tennant is a deliciously horrid “Aunt” Lydia too. Or, (and I Know this may be a bid demanding for some) read the dang book!


  3. Monica says:

    January 7, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Really? Maureen McCormick Monica? Sorry folks. Meant Elizabeth McGovern. Wow. Slight difference there.


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