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 46 episodes, 2017-2021
Yvonne Strahovski ...  Serena Joy Waterford 41 episodes, 2017-2021
Joseph Fiennes ...  Fred Waterford 39 episodes, 2017-2021
Ann Dowd ...  Aunt Lydia Clements 39 episodes, 2017-2021
Amanda Brugel ...  Rita 36 episodes, 2017-2021
Madeline Brewer ...  Janine Lindo 34 episodes, 2017-2021
Max Minghella ...  Nick Blaine 34 episodes, 2017-2021
O-T Fagbenle ...  Luke Bankole 31 episodes, 2017-2021
Samira Wiley ...  Moira Strand 28 episodes, 2017-2021
Alexis Bledel ...  Emily Malek 26 episodes, 2017-2021
Nina Kiri ...  Alma 25 episodes, 2017-2021
Bradley Whitford ...  Joseph Lawrence 23 episodes, 2018-2021
Bahia Watson ...  Brianna 21 episodes, 2017-2021

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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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Love is forbidden here. (Season 1) See more »

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All products and packages in the supermarket scenes are labeled only with symbols and color codes, as is all signage in the store. This is a clear yet subtle reminder that women in Gilead are forbidden to read. 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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You think you have seen horror films?
15 June 2017 | by gottawalkitSee all my reviews

If I may start 'off-topic' for a moment. I am male, mid sixties, and have watched, like many others, all the great (and not-so-great) horror films. After watching the ten episodes of 'The Handmaid's Tale' I can safely say that THIS is a real horror story. It makes the entire horror genre seem like cotton candy. After each episode I find myself shaking, often with tears in my eyes. I'm not going to talk about the story. I am going to tell you that the acting is beyond reproach. In almost every movie, every TV series, there are at least one or two characters that don't fit or are poorly portrayed. Not so here. I simply cannot find fault with the performances of the entire cast. Stellar! The sets, the direction, the camera work, the intensity all fit together seamlessly. This is a story of a good world...gone very wrong. This is a story about faith, twisted by evil intent, then thrust upon the common people. For me it is truly horrifying. I'm sorry I can't find better words to describe how this show affects me. I will say this: My daughter is currently attending university in the U.S. and I can tell you I fear for her safety every hour of every day. Not because this story is happening now...but because it is so close.


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