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.
A house barren of hope. (Season 1)
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Did You Know?
, the source novel's author, makes a cameo as an aunt in episode 1. She is the one who slaps Offred when she is reluctant to join in the group shaming circle. See more
Although all guards (security personnel) have earphones, there's always a radio chatter audible. See more
Hey, that shit is contagious. You want to see your baby girl again? Then you need to keep your fucking shit together.
Referenced in This Is Us: Still There