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


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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The actresses have said that the head coverings they wear when they go outside are like blinders, completely cutting off their peripheral vision. The actresses can't see each other unless they're looking directly at each other. They have to act largely based on what they can hear. See more »


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


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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It's a tough watch but worth it!
28 January 2021 | by DiCaprio-HardyFanSee all my reviews

The Handmaid's Tale is one of the most infuriating, depressing, and most difficult to watch shows I've ever seen. You keep waiting for things to turn into June's favor or all the terrible people in the show to get what they have coming to them but it just never happens. It just keeps getting more and more depressing and hopeless! Having said all that it's still an incredible show that is so well acted and written that it is always nominated for all the major awards.

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Release Date:

26 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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