Hulu announced the release date for the 10-episode first season. The Handmaid’s Tale will premiere on Hulu on April 26, 2017. So we have a bit of time until the new series comes out to re-read the book or, for newcomers to the realm of Margaret Atwood, maybe get the chance to read the book for the first time before the series premieres.
Hulu also released new photos today specifically focusing on the characters that will be appearing in the upcoming The Handmaid’s Tale, giving us a more intimate look into the expressions and lives of each individual.
For those of you who have read Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the hierarchies and roles that are set in place in the fictional nation state Gilead will come to define each person. The society in Gilead focuses on the surface level and role of the people within its society, not so much on the individual itself. That’s why these photos are particularly interesting because it gives us more focus on the expressions of the character and not what role that character has in society.
Make sure you check out the gallery below and let us know your thoughts.
The official synopsis for the series is below:
The drama series 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.