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 40 episodes, 2017-2021
Joseph Fiennes ...  Fred Waterford 38 episodes, 2017-2021
Ann Dowd ...  Aunt Lydia Clements 37 episodes, 2017-2021
Madeline Brewer ...  Janine Lindo 34 episodes, 2017-2021
Amanda Brugel ...  Rita Blue 34 episodes, 2017-2021
Max Minghella ...  Nick Blaine 33 episodes, 2017-2021
O-T Fagbenle ...  Luke Bankole 29 episodes, 2017-2021
Samira Wiley ...  Moira Strand 27 episodes, 2017-2021
Nina Kiri ...  Alma 26 episodes, 2017-2021
Alexis Bledel ...  Emily Malek 23 episodes, 2017-2021
Bahia Watson ...  Brianna 22 episodes, 2017-2021
Bradley Whitford ...  Joseph Lawrence 21 episodes, 2018-2021

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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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Know the lies behind their laws. (Season 1) See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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The first series produced by a subscription streaming site to win the Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Drama. Transparent (2014) was the first streaming series to win a Golden Globe for Best Television Series three years prior, in that case the Comedy or Musical category. 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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Preposterous
29 April 2017 | by XophianicSee all my reviews

People aren't really falling for the negative reviews, right? As a dude who has watched it with his girlfriend, I need to agree that the negative reviews are ridiculous. I can imagine the same person thumbing down the real reviews. Lol. Pathetic.

Mine is the only review you will need. j/k

Watch it. That's it. Don't let some repressed and self-deluded person make your choices for you - they love that. Watch the first episode and decide for yourself. Do I believe it can happen? Maybe. Anything can happen. But the thing is, why are nutjobs taking it so serious if they don't think it could happen? If it's just a show with no basis in reality, why get all up in arms about it?

I thought it was well done. It is entertaining and compelling. 8 out of 10 stars but my GF made me give it a 9. Heh. Joking aside, I'd recommend it.


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26 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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The Handmaid's Tale See more »

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