You have to hand it to Hulu’s marketing team. They’ve really hammered home the tone and the feel of what The Handmaid’s Tale feels like with today’s new character poster release.
After yesterday’s premiere launch of the series, where you can now watch the first three episodes, Hulu released character posters for each of the main and supporting characters in the series accompanied with rather depressing and straight forward quotes. Make sure you check out the posters in the gallery below.
The official synopsis of the series is below:
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.
The Handmaid’s Tale premiered on Hulu on April 26, 2017. The TV series stars Elisabeth Moss as Offred, Samira Wiley as Moira, Joseph Fiennes as Commander Fred Waterford, Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy Waterford, and Alexis Bledel as Ofglen.