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 47 episodes, 2017-2021
Yvonne Strahovski ...  Serena Joy Waterford 39 episodes, 2017-2021
Joseph Fiennes ...  Fred Waterford 36 episodes, 2017-2021
Ann Dowd ...  Aunt Lydia Clements 36 episodes, 2017-2021
Madeline Brewer ...  Janine Lindo 33 episodes, 2017-2021
Amanda Brugel ...  Rita Blue 31 episodes, 2017-2021
Max Minghella ...  Nick Blaine 31 episodes, 2017-2021
O-T Fagbenle ...  Luke Bankole 30 episodes, 2017-2021
Samira Wiley ...  Moira Strand 28 episodes, 2017-2021
Nina Kiri ...  Alma 26 episodes, 2017-2021
Bahia Watson ...  Brianna 22 episodes, 2017-2021
Alexis Bledel ...  Emily Malek 21 episodes, 2017-2021
Bradley Whitford ...  Joseph Lawrence 20 episodes, 2018-2021

Elisabeth Moss: Movie and TV Moments

Beyond her iconic roles in "Mad Men" and "The Handmaid's Tale," Elisabeth Moss has had an expansive filmography. We look at back at her career in our movie and TV moments Supercut.

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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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This is not ordinary. (Season 1) See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Elisabeth Moss (June Osborne) & Alexis Bledel (Emily) also worked together on Mad Men (2007) as Peggy Olson & Beth Dawes respectively. Each of their characters also had brief affairs with Pete Campbell. See more »

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

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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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Quit after episode 4
12 May 2021 | by kmhowieSee all my reviews

I liked seasons 1-3. Season 4 has been a real disappointment. I watched through episode 4 and don't plan to continue. For a one-hour show, almost nothing happened. One could accurately and completely describe the "plot" in about two minutes. It seemed that half of the screen time was taken up showing Elizabeth Moss exhibiting an almost endless variety of facial contortions. I have better things to do with my time.


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Release Date:

26 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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The Handmaid's Tale See more »

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2.00 : 1
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