Are you ready to enter the dystopian and increasingly frightening future of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale?
You’re not because the world is already too bleak? Well too bad!
The classic tale of speculative fiction turned Hulu original series is set after a group of Christian fundamentalists takes over the United States and quickly strip women of their rights. See also: the Republican Party.
The 10-episode limited series will premiere on Hulu in its entirety on April 27.
You can watch the first official trailer — which is already triggering Trump supporters — below.
Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values’. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
(via The Verge)