Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in
the Commander’s household. Offred navigates between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for regime – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
Elisabeth Moss plays Offred with a sense of dignity and she has a natural earthly beauty about her that suits her characterization well. The cast also features Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, and O-T Fagbenle.
This is probably one of the most chilling dystopian science fiction series running on streaming television outside of The Man In The High Castle. There are some departures from the book, but in some ways I found the series more faithful too. How this will progress into an ongoing series beyond one season is a bit of what troubles me about the show though with ten episodes planned for this season, I am guessing there will have to be departures to open up the world from the book without it becoming repetitive. The first three episodes are now streaming on HULU with the fourth and others to follow in the coming weeks. This is intended for mature audiences and is not child friendly so parental discretion is strongly advised. Atwood is a participant in the series presentation. The Handmaid's Tale is streaming now only on HULU.
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