‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: First Look Inside Graphic Novel Adaptation Of Margaret Atwood Classic

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Exclusive: The Handmaid’s Tale was published by Random House in 1985 with its near-future tale of one woman resisting the smothering tyrannies of the grim Republic of Gilead and, fittingly, the rebel tale has defied the limitations of any medium. Margaret Atwood’s novel has been adapted as a 1990 feature film; a BBC radio drama in 2000; a well-regarded Danish opera, also in 2000; at least three stage play versions (four if you count the Kennedy Center parody musical from last year); and, of course, the Emmy-winning Hulu show starring Elisabeth Moss, which returns June 5th with its third season.

Make room for one more: On March 26th, Doubleday Books releases the first graphic novel adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale and below you can take a first peek inside the illustrated epic. Deadline’s exclusive excerpt is the first preview
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