The Handmaid’s Tale

Brianna (Bahia Watson) and June (Elisabeth Moss) in 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 3. Five women sit in school desk chairs in an old gymnasium. They wear red Handmaid dresses and white bonnets.

Brianna (Bahia Watson) and June (Elisabeth Moss) in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 3 | Sophie Giraud/Hulu

The Handmaid’s Tale is a Hulu original series adapted from Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel. The show has received 15 Emmy awards and 75 nominations.

The dystopian series is set in the totalitarian society of Gilead, which used to be a part of the United States. It focuses on June/Offred (Elisabeth Moss) who is among the fertile minority of women.

The Republic of Gilead, along with much of the world, struggles with reproduction. In Gilead, the fertile women serve as non-consenting reproductive surrogates for the powerful. The four seasons follow June trying to find her daughter, Hannah, while sharing the stories of the women and people of Gilead and their past.


  • TV Genres: Drama, Science Fiction
  • Platform: Hulu
  • Where to Watch: Fans can watch the series on Hulu.
  • Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, O-T Fagbenle, Alexis Bledel, Amanda Brugel, Max Minghella, Joseph Fiennes, and Bradley Whitford
  • Seasons: 4
  • First Episode: April 26, 2017
  • Adapted From: The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel
  • Spinoffs: The Testaments is a spinoff series currently in development.

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