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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

Web channel: United States Hulu (2017 - now)
Schedule: Wednesdays (~ 53 min)
Status: Running; returning September 2022
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Science-Fiction
Episodes ordered: 10 episodes
Created by: Bruce Miller

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Episode 5x01; Sep 14, 2022

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
4x10: The WildernessJun 16, 2021
4x09: ProgressJun 9, 2021
4x08: TestimonyJun 2, 2021
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • O Conto da Aia (Brazil Brazil)
  • Историята на прислужницата (Bulgaria Bulgaria)
  • A szolgálólány meséje (Hungary Hungary)
  • Povestea slujitoarei (Romania Romania)
  • Рассказ служанки (Russian Federation Russian Federation)
  • El cuento de la criada (Spain Spain)


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