The Handmaid's Tale

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 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.

Show Info

Streamed on: United States Hulu (2017 - now)
Schedule: Wednesdays (60 min)
Status: Running; returning April 2018
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Science-Fiction
Episodes ordered: 13 episodes
Created by: Bruce Miller

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Episode 2x01; Apr 25, 2018

Offred reckons with the consequences of a dangerous decision while haunted by memories from her past and the violent beginnings of Gilead.

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Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x10: NightJun 14, 2017
1x09: The BridgeJun 7, 2017
1x08: JezebelsMay 31, 2017
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