The new trailer for “The Handmaid’s Tale” is out, and thing are looking bleaker than usual. The show will be breaking away from the award-winning source material this season, so now all viewers will be on a leveled playing field when it comes to spoilers and surprises. The show’s fantastic turnout at the Golden Globes this year is sure to attract more viewers, the series won “Best Drama TV Series,” and Elisabeth Moss won the award for “Best Actress in a Drama TV Series”. Ann Dowd picked up a nomination for “Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture for TV” for her work in the series.
We don’t want to contribute to any of those spoilers, so we will let you watch the first trailer below but if you haven’t started the series yet, you are missing out. Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values’.
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 the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate 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. You can watch the full trailer below.
The series is set to return to HULU this April, starting things off with two new episodes. The second-season was given a 13-episode order for the follow-up season.
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