Hulu has released a teaser trailer for its upcoming drama series, The Handmaid’s Tale. Base on the multi award winning best-selling novel classic by Margaret Atwood. The story tells a tale of women living in a dystopia ruled by men totalitarian regime. Set in a futuristic bleak world in part of US, where women are only as worthy as their fertility.
Here is the official synopsis of The Handmaid’s Tale series :
Golden Globe® Winner Elisabeth Moss (TOP OF THE LAKE, TRUTH, MAD MEN) is Offred, a Handmaid trying to survive in the male-dominated totalitarian regime of Gilead. Enslaved by a society that values only her fertility, Offred must find a way to survive in this world of oppression and swift, cruel punishments.
Adapted from Margaret Atwood’s influential and acclaimed novel, 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 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.
Given the current political climate in the US, it does not take one’s great imagination to relate to this timely series. The Handmaid’s Tale will debut April 26th on Hulu. Check out the teaser below.