The Handmaid's Tale (2017– )
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Offred 

Offred, one of the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife.

Director:

Reed Morano

Writers:

Bruce Miller (teleplay by), Margaret Atwood (based on the novel by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Moss ... June Osborne
Joseph Fiennes ... Fred Waterford
Yvonne Strahovski ... Serena Joy Waterford
Alexis Bledel ... Emily
Madeline Brewer ... Janine
Ann Dowd ... Aunt Lydia
O-T Fagbenle ... Luke Bankole
Max Minghella ... Nick Blaine
Samira Wiley ... Moira
Amanda Brugel ... Rita
Jordana Blake ... Hannah
Bahia Watson ... Oferic
Jenessa Grant ... Ofsamuel
Nina Kiri ... Alma
Shruti Kothari Shruti Kothari ... Woman with Moira
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Offred, one of the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife.

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Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Offred See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

In a "New York Times" essay published in March 2017, as well as in the new introduction to a 2017 edition of her novel "The Handmaid's Tale," Margaret Atwood said that when she started writing the book, her title for it was "Offred." This is the name given to the main character by the repressive regime that is enslaving her. In addition to its primary meaning (that she is the property of a commander named Fred), Atwood also explained that she intended for the name to also remind the reader of the word "offered," meaning, "denoting a religious offering or a victim offered for sacrifice." The series's showrunners chose to name the first episode of the show "Offred." See more »

Goofs

Offred says that the Handmaids always have to go everywhere in twos, but Ofglen walks to and from the Commanders house alone. See more »

Quotes

Offred: I am to make myself clean. Washed and brushed like a prize pig.
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You Don't Own Me
Written by John Madara and Dave White
Performed by Lesley Gore
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Amazing beginning!!!

This show is very well written and the actors are amazing. Great way to begin a series! I like the flashbacks that help build the characters. I highly recommend this show!


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