The Handmaid's Tale (2017)

The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

United States


TV Series

Bruce Miller

Daina Reid, Floria Sigismondi, Kari Skogland, Kate Dennis, Mike Barker, Reed Morano

Alexis Bledel, Amanda Brugel, Angela Vint, Ann Dowd, Bradley Whitford, Clea DuVall, Edie Inksetter, Elisabeth Moss, Erin Way, Ever Carradine, Gary 'Si-Jo' Foo, Grace Munro, Jenessa Grant, Jim Cummings, John Carroll Lynch, Jordana Blake, Joseph Fiennes, Katie Messina, Krista Morin, Madeline Brewer, Marisa Tomei, Max Minghella, Nina Kiri, O.T. Fagbenle, Robert Curtis Brown, Samira Wiley, Simon Northwood, Stephen Kunken, Sydney Sweeney, Tattiawna Jones, Yvonne Strahovski

In a dystopian near-future, the totalitarian and Christian fundamentalist government of Gilead rules the former United States amidst an ongoing civil war. Society is organized along a new, militarized, hierarchical regime of Bible-inspired social and religious fanaticism and newly-created social classes, in which women are brutally subjugated, and by law are not allowed to work, own property, control money, or read. Widespread infertility due to warfare-induced environmental contamination has resulted in the conscription of the few remaining fertile women — called Handmaids, according to Biblical precedent — who are assigned to the homes of the ruling elite, where they must submit to ritualized sex with their male masters in order to become pregnant and bear children for those men and their wives.


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