Watch the first trailer to Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale!
The wait is almost over.
Hulu on Saturday released the first trailer for its highly anticipated adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale.
Picked up straight to series, the 10-episode drama stars Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss and is based on the book by award-winning Canadian author Margaret Atwood. The series takes place in Gilead, a futuristic but simplified world in which fertility issues abound and women’s rights are a thing of the past. In order to keep the population up, government officials in a totalitarian society send young and fertile women — the “handmaids” — to affluent families, where they are forced to help couples procreate via sexual servitude.
Moss leads a cast that also includes Samira Wiley (Orange Is the New Black), Joseph Fiennes (Camelot), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Ann Dowd, Madeline Brewer and Gilmore Girls grad Alexis Bledel.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter