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The Handmaid's Tale 

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Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

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Bruce Miller
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Series cast summary:
Elisabeth Moss ...  June Osborne 33 episodes, 2017-2019
Max Minghella ...  Nick Blaine 31 episodes, 2017-2019
Amanda Brugel ...  Rita 28 episodes, 2017-2019
Yvonne Strahovski ...  Serena Joy Waterford 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Joseph Fiennes ...  Fred Waterford 19 episodes, 2017-2018
Ann Dowd ...  Aunt Lydia 19 episodes, 2017-2018
Madeline Brewer ...  Janine 16 episodes, 2017-2018
O-T Fagbenle ...  Luke Bankole 15 episodes, 2017-2018
Nina Kiri ...  Alma 14 episodes, 2017-2018
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Storyline

A religion-based autocracy has taken over most of the United States, renaming the country Gilead. In this country women are second-class citizens. Anyone trying to escape is punished. One such person is June, who is captured while trying to escape with her husband and child and is sentenced to be a handmaid, bearing children for childless government officials. As a handmaid, June is renamed Offred. This is her story. Written by grantss

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Your body is no longer your own. (Season 1) See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Official Sites:

Official | Official Hungarian website | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

El cuento de la criada See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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MGM Television See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Margaret Atwood, the source novel's author, makes a cameo as an aunt in Episode 1. She is the one who slaps Offred when she is reluctant to join in the group shaming circle. See more »

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Although all guards (security personnel) have earphones, there's always a radio chatter audible. See more »

Quotes

Moira: Hey, that shit is contagious. You want to see your baby girl again? Then you need to keep your fucking shit together.
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Powerful
11 May 2017 | by SockEmperorSee all my reviews

In a nutshell, the story is real.

It is rooted in historical fact. It includes nothing that has not already happened to women across the world.

The acting is brilliant, and beyond that, the cast seems determined and devoted to tell this very powerful story for not only women, but men. When people's rights are trod on, it affects everyone.

Let's hope that if it ever comes to something like this, more people will be strong, rather than weak. Unfortunately, based on just today's society and who holds the office of POTUS, that may not be the case.


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