Hulu has announced that Alexis Bledel is set to become a series regular on The Handmaid’s Tale.
Bledel was a guest star on the first season of Hulu’s hit show where she played Emily/Ofglen. She befriends Offred (Elisabeth Moss) and tells her of a secret resistance group called Mayday.
The Handmaid’s Tale is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. It tells the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. It is ruled by a fundamentalist regime 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.