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The Handmaid's Tale

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Network: HuluEpisodes: Ongoing (hour)Seasons: OngoingTV show dates: April 26, 2017 — presentSeries status: Has not been cancelledPerformers include: Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O-t Fagbenle, Jordana Blake, Amanda Brugel, Ever Carradine, Alexis Bledel, and Kristen Gutoskie.TV show description:A TV show adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale TV show tells the story of life under the totalitarian regime governing Gilead, which was formerly part of the U.S.  Read More… »

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Netflix Honors Poussey Around the Globe with Commissioned Portraits

10 hours ago | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Spoilers if you haven’t seen the series… Many fans of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” weren’t too pleased with the shocking killing off of Poussey Washington (played by Samira Wiley), during the show’s 4th season. Some likened her death… Continue Reading → »

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: How the Creative Team Turned a Classic Novel Into a Modern-Day Thriller

14 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On a frigid February day in Toronto, the parka-clad crew of “The Handmaid’s Tale” is trying to keep the flowers from dying.

The outwardly demure Handmaid Offred (Elisabeth Moss), clad in her red robe and white hat, is visiting an outdoor market. The wind is knocking down parts of the set and the frosty environment is threatening to kill off the lilies, which are periodically sheltered in a warm van.

Moss, who is number one on the call sheet of the Hulu drama, has bought donuts for the cast and crew in an effort to lift spirits on this chilly Monday.

“I learned from Jon [Hamm] on ‘Mad Men’ that you do have a responsibility as number one to not only be professional, but to be as positive as you can,” Moss says. Hence the treats for the crew, most of whom had also worked all day Sunday.

It’s a big commitment to take on the »

- Maureen Ryan

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'Orange Is the New Black' Commissions Poussey Washington Murals

16 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Orange Is the New Black is invoking Poussey Washington in cities around the world.

After the shocking death of the fan-favorite character (played by Samira Wiley) in the fourth season of the prison dramedy, Netflix has asked Orange-watching artists around the world to create portraits in honor of the beloved Poussey, a black inmate who died at the hands of an inexperienced white corrections officer during the acclaimed series' most provocative episode yet.

Viewers still in mourning can expect to see murals popping up in eight cities around the world — New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, Chicago, Detroit and San »

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How 'The Handmaid's Tale' Became TV's Most Chilling Trump-Era Series

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"Girls, I know this must feel very strange," the woman in the black robe says. She is older, stern, severe, authoritarian; she's addressing a group women seated in a circle, all of whom have been stripped of their reproductive rights, forcibly separated from their families and remanded to sexual slavery. "But ordinary is just what you're used to," she continues. "This might not seem ordinary to you right now. But, after a time, it will. This will become ordinary."

The promise of a "new normal," spoken by an apparatchik of a totalitarian theocracy – it's chilling, »

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Orange Is The New Black: Season 4 – Arriving on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD May 9th

24 April 2017 6:59 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The drama in Litchfield is “better than ever” (The Boston Globe) in the fourth season of the groundbreaking hit series, Orange Is the New Black: Season Four, arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD, and Digital HD May 9 from Lionsgate.

Winner of three consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Orange Is the New Black: Season Four features an all-star cast including:

Taylor Schilling – 2014 Emmy® Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black,” and nominated for two Golden Globe® Awards (2014, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama; 2015, Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy), “Orange Is the New BlackNatasha Lyonne – 2014 Emmy® Nominee, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New BlackUzo Aduba – 2014 Emmy® Winner, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, and 2015 Primetime Emmy® Winner, »

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Et Obsessions: 'The Handmaid's Tale,' 'How to Be a Latin Lover' and 'Places' by Lea Michele

23 April 2017 9:08 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

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Here at Et, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of April 24 to April 30, this is what we’re most excited about:

Why We’re Obsessed With ‘The Lost Tapes: L.A. Riots’

On April 29, 1992, following the acquittal of four white Lapd officers in the beating of a black motorist named Rodney King, Los Angeles became a war zone as protestors took to the streets to stand up to the injustice that had occurred. The protests quickly turned violent, leaving 50 people dead and hundreds more in hospitals, while laying waste to parts of the city. On the 25th anniversary of the event, a trio of documentaries -- A&E’s L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later, Showtime’s Burn Motherf**ker, Burn! and The Lost Tapes: L.A. Riots -- look back on what happened during those six days. The latter »

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Exclusive: 'Oitnb' Star Jackie Cruz Teases Season 5, Justice for Poussey & Dream Job for Flaca!

22 April 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

*Warning! This article contains spoilers from season four of Orange Is the New Black.

Jackie Cruz is just as excited about the all-new season of Orange Is the New Black as her fans!

Et caught up with the 30-year-old actress at Marie Claire's Fresh Faces fête at the Doheny Room in West Hollywood, California, on Friday, where she gave us the scoop on what's to come on the popular Netflix prison dramedy when season five premieres on June 9.

Watch: 'Orange Is the New Black' Season 5 Premiere Date Announced

"It's going to be great," she dished. "It's things that you haven't seen before, a lot of surprises, and we're left with a cliffhanger."

"It's amazing," she continued. "It just keeps getting better. [Writer] Jenji Kohan is a genius."

As binge watchers may recall, at the end of season four, Samira Wiley's fan-favorite character, Poussey Washington, was tragically killed by prison officer Baxter Bayley, played by [link »

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: 12 Things We Learned at Tribeca Fest Premiere

22 April 2017 4:42 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Do something. Stay awake. Beware of morons. Those are the deeper messages expressed in Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which bows April 26.

Stars Elisabeth Moss, Alexis Bledel, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes, Ann Dowd, Samira Wiley and other cast members, showrunner Bruce Miller, director Reed Morano and exec producer Warren Littlefield gathered Friday night for the premiere screening and panel at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Here are 12 things we learned from the conversation about the series that presents a chilling look at an America where women are enslaved as breeding machines for a totalitarian regime dubbed Gilead.

Atwood makes a cameo in the first episode as a menacing aunt who delivers quite a slap to Moss’ Offred. Moss insisted that the blow look authentic. “She didn’t want to and then she really got into it,” Moss said. Moss was convinced that she needed to do the show by »

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ at Tribeca 2017: Watch the Panel Discussion Live

21 April 2017 3:05 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The much anticipated adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” is making its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival with a panel discussing the timely world premiere. Featured in one of the series of Tribeca Talks happening at the Festival, the panel for “The Handmaid’s Tale” will hold a conversation with its executive producers and the majority of its main cast.

Atwood’s book was published in 1985, quickly cementing itself and its author as required feminist reading of the 20th century. The story follows Offred, a woman designated to the lower caste of the Handmaid in a dystopian world called Gilead. “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a story about confronting the patriarchy in a world that doesn’t feel so distant from our own.

Read More: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Inspires Abortion Rights Protestors to Wear Red Robes in Texas

Elisabeth Moss stars as Offred, »

- Maya Reddy

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ at Tribeca 2017: Watch the Panel Discussion Live

21 April 2017 3:05 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The much anticipated adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” is making its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival with a panel discussing the timely world premiere. Featured in one of the series of Tribeca Talks happening at the Festival, the panel for “The Handmaid’s Tale” will hold a conversation with its executive producers and the majority of its main cast.

Atwood’s book was published in 1985, quickly cementing itself and its author as required feminist reading of the 20th century. The story follows Offred, a woman designated to the lower caste of the Handmaid in a dystopian world called Gilead. “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a story about confronting the patriarchy in a world that doesn’t feel so distant from our own.

Read More: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Inspires Abortion Rights Protestors to Wear Red Robes in Texas

Elisabeth Moss stars as Offred, »

- Maya Reddy

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TV Review: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ on Hulu

19 April 2017 1:16 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As the world has generally, if not universally, improved its lot for women, feminism — the sociopolitical doctrine that women are people, too — has seemed so mainstream and vague as to be, potentially, obsolete. Now the emphases of feminism are in pondering the roots of gender identity and expression, or in the intersectionality of gender equality with racial, economic, and religious equality. Mere equality for women is so obvious, it’s retro.

Enter the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s landmark feminist novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” with its almost hyperbolic imagining of a dystopian American future where women are officially downgraded to second-class citizens. In 1986, when “The Handmaid’s Tale” was first published, authoritarianism and feminism had a rather different context than they do today. Or did they? The story of 2017 has been one of global movement towards conservatism, even as the language of progressivism has become increasingly more sophisticated. Violence »

- Sonia Saraiya

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Tribeca Film Festival to Live-Stream 12 Panels Free on Facebook, Including ‘Godfather’ Cast Reunion

19 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Can’t make it to the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival? This year, the New York fest is bringing a dozen live sessions to internet users — for free — via an exclusive pact with Facebook, including the much-anticipated cast reunion of “The Godfather” films.

While Tribeca live-streamed a few panels on Facebook from the 2016 festival and has made other sessions available free online in past years, organizers say the Facebook Live lineup this year is unprecedented in scope.

For the first time in Tribeca’s history, internet users worldwide will be able to watch the festival’s closing-night event on April 29, with a panel discussion about “The Godfather” and “The Godfather: Part II” with director Francis Ford Coppola and actors Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and Robert De Niro. (“Godfather” star Marlon Brando died in 2004.)

Other sessions to be available include conversations featuring Kobe Bryant, Lena Dunham, Ron Howard, »

- Todd Spangler

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The Handmaid's Tale Review: An Artistic, Harrowing, Must-See Civics Lesson

18 April 2017 12:56 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Hulu is about to release its adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.

If you're unfamiliar with the story, it's set in a near-future America that has been decimated by environmental troubles, war and the onset of an infertility crisis nobody knew how to solve.

It’s a harrowing look at could happen when the rights we’ve fought for and won in a democracy are threatened and lost because of complacency.

In other words, it’s a story that could be about our society today if we not careful.

Having never imagined myself a feminist by the traditional definition of the word, but I am so incredibly proud to be a part of television today which is on the receiving end of so many talented women creating spectacular programming. This is how it should always be.

Not only did Atwood write The Handmaid’s Tale in response to »

- Carissa Pavlica

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See All of Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli’s Stunning (and Adorable!) Honeymoon Pictures

17 April 2017 6:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Leave it to Samira Wiley and her wife Lauren Morelli to perfectly embody #HoneymoonGoals.

The newlyweds have been enjoying a romantic trip to Italy, sharing adorable photos along the way, including when Wiley turned the big 3-0 on Saturday.

“My wife took this picture, I didn’t put a filter on it, and we’re on our honeymoon in Italy,” she captioned a stunning photo of herself at sunset. “Happy Birthday to me. #30.”

Morelli, 34, also shared her own sweet post for the birthday girl: a slideshow of hilarious photos of Wiley sleeping in various locations throughout their honeymoon.

“Happy birthday to my wife, »

- Aurelie Corinthios

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'Oitnb' Star Samira Wiley and Wife Lauren Morelli Share Adorable Honeymoon Pics

16 April 2017 6:15 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Samira Wiley and her wife, Lauren Morelli, are having a super cute honeymoon!

The Orange Is The New Black couple -- Wiley played inmate Poussey Washington, while Morelli is a writer and producer on the show -- have been sharing sweet photos from their romantic honeymoon to Italy via Instagram.

Watch: 'Orange Is the New Black' Star Samira Wiley and Writer Lauren Morelli Are Married

Wiley, who turned 30 on Saturday, shared a photo that Morelli took of her against an Italian sunset.

"My wife took this picture, I didn't put a filter on it, and we're on our honeymoon in Italy," she wrote. "Happy birthday to me. #30."

The actress also shared a joyful black-and-white snap from the plane as they set off upon their adventure.

Morelli, 34, shared a cute series of snaps showing her wife asleep on planes, trains, boats and automobiles.

"Happy birthday to my wife, who has successfully slept on any mode of »

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Handmaid's Tale Review: Hulu's Superb Drama Will (and Should) Terrify You

13 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

In the third episode of The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu’s eerily prescient series adaptation of the popular novel, there’s a quote that might’ve seemed like no more than standard dystopian-fiction fodder just a few years ago.

Now, it packs a bit more punch.

RelatedGilmore GirlsAlexis Bledel Talks Transitioning From ‘Utopia to Dystopia’ for Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale

“When they slaughtered Congress, we didn’t wake up. When they blamed terrorists and suspended the Constitution, we didn’t wake up then, either,” Offred, played by Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss, intones via voiceover. “They said it would be temporary. »

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Watch a Riot Erupt in Tense 'Orange Is the New Black' Teaser

11 April 2017 9:05 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A riot roils the halls of Litchfield Penitentiary in the nerve-wracking new trailer for Season Five of Orange Is the New Black. The show returns to Netflix June 9th.

The clip picks up where Season Four left off, with Litchfield inmate Daya (Dascha Polanco) pointing a gun at corrections officer Thomas Humphrey (Michael Torpey) while a horde of prisoners urge her to pull the trigger. Meanwhile, Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) and Alex Vause (Laura Prepon) are discussing their decision to renounce their troublemaking ways when they end up stumbling upon the stand-off. »

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Orange Is the New Black Is Coming Back with a Bang — Check Out the First Season 5 Teaser

11 April 2017 8:51 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.

Orange Is the New Black isn’t wasting any time when it returns for its highly-anticipated fifth season.

On Tuesday, Netflix released a new first look teaser trailer that picks up right where the intense fourth season finale left off with the riot that broke out after the tragic death of Poussey (Samira Wiley). While Daya (Dascha Polanco) stares down the barrel of a gun aimed at one of the prison’s oppressive guards, fellow inmates Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) and Alex Vause (Laura Prepon) stroll down the hallway discussing »

- Chancellor Agard

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Trailer: Season 5 Starts Off With a Bang — Watch

11 April 2017 8:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Get ready for a tense new season of “Orange Is the New Black.”

When the series returns for its fifth season on Netflix in June, it will unfold in real time over the course of three days. The format highlights how much the series has changed in the wake of a major shakeup at Litchfield.

Read More: ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Cast Speaks Out Against Hollywood’s Low Standards for Women in Fiery SAG Reel

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from Season 4 of “Orange Is the New Black.”]

Season 4 ended with a riot that resulted from the outrageous and disturbing death of Poussey (Samira Wiley) at the hands of Bayley (Alan Aisenberg) in the episode before. When Caputo (Nick Sandow) refused to fire Bayley, that betrayal pushed Taystee (Danielle Brooks) too far. She incited a riot and had the women march down the hallways of the prison. In the chaos, Humphrey (Michael Torpey) dropped his gun, which Daya (Dascha Polanco) swooped in to grab. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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