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

Elisabeth Moss: Movie and TV Moments

Beyond her iconic roles in "Mad Men" and "The Handmaid's Tale," Elisabeth Moss has had an expansive filmography. We look at back at her career in our movie and TV moments Supercut.

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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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A house barren of hope. (Season 1) See more »

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In the novel, Offred's Commander and Serena Joy are much older than they are portrayed in the series. They are described as wrinkled with gray hair; Serena Joy relies on a cane to walk. 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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16 March 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

SEASON-1 A masterpiece! Put feminism aside for a moment, this is a brilliantly told story whether you are watching it for empowerment or just as a leisure activity. Each and every character, supporting or lead, hero or villain, is well-written and gets his or her own chance to develop. Season One is slow in parts, but each carefully framed shot is purposeful and powerful. There is no holding back in The Handmaid's Tale, and as the story progresses, there are twists and turns that you have never before seen on T.V. SEASON-2 Season Two of The Handmaid's Tale is the perfect continuation of Season One, yet it comes back even stronger with new, shocking conflicts. Moss, Fiennes, and Strahovski all have incredible chemistry together on screen, and this season, the tension is stronger than ever. The Handmaid's Tale manages to get better and better with every episode as the writers and actors push their talents to a whole new level. SEASON-3 I almost gave up on this show after season 2. I am so glad that I didn't. There are so many parallels in our world to draw from. The Underground Railroad of the 1860s, the persecution of Jews in the 1940s and the persecution of women in the modern Middle East all serve as inspirations and are ripe with tales of rebels, agitators and heroes. In a day and age when most of our heroes wear capes or have billion dollar steel armor it's refreshing to see the plain old human spirit alive and kicking ass. Great 10/10


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