The Handmaid's Tale is an American dystopian drama web television series directed by Bruce Miller.
Hulu on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 released the trailer:
The Handmaid's Tale: Season 3 Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original.
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.
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.
Official website: hulu.com/the-handmaids-tale
Wikipedia: The Handmaid's Tale (TV series)