The Handmaid's Tale (2017-)

2017- | USABruce Miller★★★★★

Based on Margaret Atwood's acclaimed 1985 novel, Bruce Miller's gripping television drama The Handmaid's Tale is a harrowing, beautifully crafted, Syria-echoing dystopian nightmare, driven by Elisabeth Moss's outstanding central performance and a raft of notable supporting turns.

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"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." Hulu