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The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series)

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Original title
The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series)
Year
Running time
60 min.
Country
Canada Canada
Director
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Screenwriter
Bruce Miller, Ilene Chaiken, Dorothy Fortenberry, Lynn Renee Maxcy, Nina Fiore, Wendy Straker Hauser, Eric Tuchman, John Hererra, Kira Snyder, Leila Gerstein (Novel: Margaret Atwood)
Music
Adam Taylor
Cinematography
Colin Watkinson, Zoe White
Cast
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Producer
Broadcasting by Hulu; MGM Television / Hulu
Genre
TV Series. Drama | Dystopia. Religion
Movie Groups
Margaret Atwood Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
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.

The main character, Offred (Elisabeth Moss), is the Handmaid assigned to the home of Gileadan Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) and his religious wife Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski), and as such is subject to the strictest rules and constant scrutiny; an improper word or deed on her part can lead to her execution. Offred, who is named after her male master like all Handmaids, can remember the "time before", when she was married with a daughter and had her own name and identity, but all she can safely do now is follow the rules of Gilead in the hope that she can someday live free and reunite with her daughter.

2nd Season: 13 Episodes.
In May 2018, Hulu announced that the series had been renewed for a third season.
Awards
2017: Golden Globes Awards: Best Drama Series & Actress (Moss)
2017: 8 Emmy Awards: inc. Best Drama Series, Actress (Moss) & Writing. 8 Nom.
2017: BAFTA TV Awards: Best TV Series - International
2017: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - TV Programs of the Year
2017: Critics Choice Awards: Best Series Drama, Actress (Moss) & Sup. Actress (Dowd)
2017: Satellite Awards: Best Actress (Moss) & Supporting Actress (Dowd)
2017: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Best TV Series, Drama
2017: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director Drama Series
2017: Writers Guid Awards (WGA): Best Dramatic Series & New Series
2017: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Cast & Actress (Moss)
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