The Handmaid's Tale is an American dystopian drama web television series directed by Bruce Miller.

Official trailers

Hulu on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 released the trailer:
The Handmaid's Tale: Season 3 Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original.

Story intro

In the near future, fertility rates collapse as a result of sexually transmitted diseases and environmental pollution. With this chaos, the totalitarian, theonomic government of Gilead establishes rule in the former United States in the aftermath of a civil war. Society is organized by power-hungry leaders along with a new, militarized, hierarchical regime of fanaticism and newly-created social classes, in which women are brutally subjugated, and by law are not allowed to work, own property, handle money, or read. According to an extremist interpretation of the Biblical account of Bilhah, worldwide infertility has resulted in the conscription of the few remaining fertile women in Gilead called Handmaids. They are assigned to the homes of the ruling elite, where they must submit to ritualized rape by their male masters in order to become pregnant and bear children for those men and their wives. Alongside the Handmaids, much of society is now grouped into classes that dictate their freedoms and duties. Women are divided into a small range of social categories, each one signified by a plain dress in a specific color: Handmaids wear red, Marthas (who are housekeepers and cooks, named after the biblical figure) wear green, and Wives (who are expected to run their households) wear blue and turquoise. Econowives, the lower-class women who still have minimal agency, are a sort of mixture of all these categories, and they wear gray (a departure from the book in which Econowives wear clothing striped with the aforementioned colors). Women prisoners are called Unwomen and are worked to death clearing toxic waste in the Colonies.


Elisabeth Moss
June Osborne / Offred, a woman
Joseph Fiennes
Commander Fred Waterford, a high-ranking government official and June's master
Yvonne Strahovski
Serena Joy Waterford, Fred's wife and a former conservative cultural activist
Alexis Bledel
Emily / Ofglen / Ofsteven / Ofjoseph, June's shopping partner
Madeline Brewer
Janine / Ofwarren / Ofdaniel, a Handmaid
Ann Dowd
Aunt Lydia, a woman in charge of overseeing the Handmaids in their sexual reeducation and duties
O. T. Fagbenle
Lucas "Luke" Bankole, June's husband from before Gilead
Max Minghella
Nick Blaine, Commander Waterford's driver and a former drifter from Michigan
Samira Wiley
Moira / Ruby, June's best friend since college
Amanda Brugel
Rita (recurring season 1, main season 2 - present), a Martha at the Waterford home
Bradley Whitford
Commander Joseph Lawrence (recurring season 2, main season 3), the founder of the Colonies
Ever Carradine
Naomi Putnam, Commander Warren Putnam's wife
Tattiawna Jones
Lillie Fuller / Ofglen No
Nina Kiri
Alma / Ofrobert, another Handmaid
Jenessa Grant
Dolores / Ofsamuel, a local Handmaid with a friendly and talkative nature
Bahia Watson
Brianna / Oferic, another local Handmaid
Jordana Blake
Hannah Bankole, June and Luke's daughter
Erin Way
Erin, a young, apparently mute, woman
Sydney Sweeney
Eden Spencer (season 2), a pious and obedient girl
Greg Bryk
Commander Ray Cushing (season 2)
Rohan Mead
Isaac (season 2), a Guardian assigned to the Waterford home
Julie Dretzin
Eleanor Lawrence (season 2), Joseph's wife
Kristen Gutoskie
Beth (season 1), a Martha at Jezebel's
Marisa Tomei
Mrs. O'Conner (season 2), a Commander's wife
Cherry Jones
Holly Maddox (season 2), June's mother, an outspoken feminist
Clea DuVall
Sylvia (season 2), Emily's wife
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Omar (season 2) a man
John Carroll Lynch
Dan (season 2), Emily's boss at the university where she worked
Kelly Jenrette
Annie (season 2), Luke's ex-wife
Rebecca Rittenhouse
Odette (season 2), a Doctor and Moira's fiancée
Sam Jaeger
Mark Tuello (season 2), a mysterious stranger
Oprah Winfrey
Newsreader (season 2) on a car radio
Christopher Meloni
Commander Winslow (season 3)
Elizabeth Reaser
Mrs. Winslow (season 3)


The series is produced by MGM Television, Daniel Wilson Productions, Inc., The Littlefield Company and White Oak Pictures.

The average duration of each episode is 47 - 63 minutes. Country of origin: United States. Original language: English.

External links

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Wikipedia: The Handmaid's Tale (TV series)