Hulu Debuts Full Trailer for 'The Handmaid's Tale,' Streaming Premiere Set for April 26

Posted Fri Mar 24, 2017 at 09:25 AM PDT by
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A new trailer for the upcoming streaming series has been released.    

Following several teasers, Hulu has revealed a full trailer for The Handmaid's Tale. The streaming show is based on the novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood and is being produced by MGM Television.

The Handmaid's Tale 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 religious fundamentalism 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.

Check out the official trailer below!

In addition to Moss, the cast also includes Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, and Alexis Bledel. The drama series is created, executive produced, and written by Bruce Miller (The 100). Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, and Warren Littlefield (Fargo) also serve as executive producers. The 10-episode first season is set to premiere through Hulu on April 26.

Other upcoming Hulu series include Marvel's Runaways, a reimagining of Foxy Brown starring Meagan Good, Castle Rock from J.J. Abrams & Stephen King, and Future Man from executive producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Matt Tolmach, and James Weaver.

A current Hulu subscription starts at $8 per month with commercials. In addition, ad-free playback is available for $12 per month.

Source: Hulu (YouTube)

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