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The Handmaid's Tale 

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Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

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Blessed Be the Fight on "The Handmaid's Tale"

Elisabeth Moss and Yvonne Strahovski deepen their characters’ relationship at the heart of the resistance in Season 3 of the dystopian series.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Elisabeth Moss ...  June Osborne 36 episodes, 2017-2019
Yvonne Strahovski ...  Serena Joy Waterford 32 episodes, 2017-2019
Joseph Fiennes ...  Fred Waterford 31 episodes, 2017-2019
Max Minghella ...  Nick Blaine 31 episodes, 2017-2019
Ann Dowd ...  Aunt Lydia 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Amanda Brugel ...  Rita 29 episodes, 2017-2019
Madeline Brewer ...  Janine 27 episodes, 2017-2019
O-T Fagbenle ...  Luke Bankole 27 episodes, 2017-2019
Samira Wiley ...  Moira 23 episodes, 2017-2019
Alexis Bledel ...  Emily 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Nina Kiri ...  Alma 17 episodes, 2017-2019
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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MGM Television See more »
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Dolby Digital

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

In a February 20, 2019, piece on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," Lynn Neary reported on a large film shoot for the third season of the show on location at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Producer Kim Todd said that they filmed 200 extras in handmaid uniforms on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, but that in the actual scene "We will replicate those [200 women] with our visual effects so that the final shot will have thousands of handmaids stretching down the Mall between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument." Executive producer Warren Littlefield pointed out to Neary that in the scene they were shooting, June (Elizabeth Moss) "is kneeling on the exact same spot where Martin Luther King gave his 'I Have A Dream' speech. So, yeah, goosebumps and chills over what that means." Neary also noted that when the scene airs, visual effects will have changed the Washington Monument into a giant cross. 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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