"The Handmaid's Tale" is an American dystopian tragedy television series directed by Bruce Miller.
The starring cast includes Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne, Joseph Fiennes as Commander Fred Waterford, Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy Waterford, Alexis Bledel as Dr. Emily Malek Ph.D., Madeline Brewer as Janine Lindo, Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia, Max Minghella as Commander Nick Blaine, Samira Wiley as Moira Strand, Amanda Brugel as Rita, Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence and others.

Here are "The Handmaid's Tale" TV series trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Handmaid's Tale TV series?

Hulu on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 released the trailer for "The Handmaid's Tale" you can watch here:
The Handmaid's Tale Season 4 Official Trailer.

Plot summary

What is The Handmaid's Tale TV series plot?

Here is a short review of "The Handmaid's Tale" TV series plot summary.

In a world where fertility rates have collapsed as a result of sexually transmitted diseases and environmental pollution, 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. By law, women in Gilead are forced to work in very limited roles, including some as natal slaves, and they are not allowed to own property, handle money, or read.
World infertility has led to the enslavement of fertile women in Gilead determined by the new regime to be "fallen women", citing an extremist interpretation of the Biblical account of Bilhah; these women often include those who have entered multiple marriages (termed "adulteresses"), single or unmarried mothers, lesbians (homosexuals being termed "gender traitors"), non-Christians, adherents of Christian denominations other than the Sons of Jacob, political dissidents and academics. These women, called Handmaids, are assigned to the homes of the ruling elite, where they must submit to ritualized rape (referred to as "the ceremony") by their male masters ("Commanders") in the presence of their wives, to be impregnated and bear children for them. Handmaids are given names created by the addition of the prefix Of- to the first name of the man who has them. When they are transferred, their names are changed.


Who plays who in the The Handmaid's Tale TV series cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Handmaid's Tale" TV series. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Elisabeth Moss  as June Osborne / Offred / Ofjoseph a woman
Joseph Fiennes  as Commander Fred Waterford a high-ranking government official and June's former master
Yvonne Strahovski  as Serena Joy Waterford Fred's wife and a former conservative cultural activist
Alexis Bledel  as Dr. Emily Malek Ph.D. / Ofglen #1 / Ofsteven / Ofroy / Ofjoseph #1 June's shopping partner
Madeline Brewer  as Janine Lindo / Ofwarren / Ofdaniel / Ofhoward a Handmaid
Ann Dowd  as Aunt Lydia / Lydia Clements a woman in charge of overseeing the Handmaids in their sexual re-education and duties
Max Minghella  as Commander Nick Blaine Commander Waterford's driver and a former drifter from Michigan
Samira Wiley  as Moira Strand June's best friend since college
Amanda Brugel  as Rita (main season 2 - present, recurring season 1), a Martha at the Waterford house
Bradley Whitford  as Commander Joseph Lawrence (main season 3-present, recurring season 2), the founder of the Colonies and architect behind Gilead's economy
Sam Jaeger  as Mark Tuello (main season 4, recurring season 2 - 3), an operative of the United States of America's government whom Serena encounters in Canada
Stephen Kunken  as Commander Warren Putnam
Ever Carradine  as Naomi Putnam Commander Warren Putnam's wife
Tattiawna Jones  as Lillie Fuller / Ofglen #2 (seasons 1 - 2)
Nina Kiri  as Alma / Ofrobert another Handmaid
Kristian Bruun  as a Doctor in Gilead
Jenessa Grant  as Dolores / Ofsamuel a local Handmaid with a friendly and talkative nature
Bahia Watson  as Brianna / Oferic another local Handmaid
Jordana Blake  as Hannah Bankole / Agnes MacKenzie June and Luke's daughter
Edie Inksetter  as Aunt Elizabeth a fellow Aunt
Kristen Gutoskie  as Beth (season 1, season 3-present), a chef before the rise of Gilead, formerly a Martha at Jezebel's
Erin Way  as Erin a young, apparently mute, woman
Clea DuVall  as Sylvia (season 2 - present), Emily's wife
Sydney Sweeney  as Eden Blaine (née Spencer) (season 2), a pious and obedient girl
Cherry Jones  as Holly Maddox (season 2 - present), June's mother, an outspoken feminist
Julie Dretzin  as Eleanor Lawrence (seasons 2 - 3), the mentally unstable wife of Commander Lawrence
Greg Bryk  as Commander Ray Cushing (season 2)
Rohan Mead  as Isaac (season 2), a Guardian
Ashleigh LaThrop  as Natalie / Ofmatthew (season 3), a devoted Handmaid whose loyalty to Gilead causes divisive tensions amongst her peers
Sugenja Sri  as Sienna (season 3), a new Martha in the Lawrence household
O. T. Fagbenle  as Luke Bankole June's husband from before Gilead
Jonathan Watton  as Commander Matthew Calhoun (season 3), the assigned Commander of Natalie/Ofmatthew
Christopher Meloni  as High Commander George Winslow (season 3), a High Commander stationed in Washington, D.C. He was killed in self-defense by June Osborne at Jezebels and his body was cremated by Marthas there
Elizabeth Reaser  as Olivia Winslow (season 3), the wife of High Commander Winslow
Sarah McVie  as Lena (season 3), a Swiss diplomat negotiating the hostile conflict between Gilead and Canada over Nichole
Jim Cummings  as Burke (season 1), an Eye
Christian Barillas  as Mr. Flores (season 1), Mrs. Castillo's assistant
Zabryna Guevara  as Mrs. Castillo (season 1), an ambassador from Mexico
Rosa Gilmore  as Zoe (season 1), the daughter of a US army soldier and the leader of the group of survivors whom Luke encounters after being separated from June and Hannah
Tim Ransom  as Mr. Whitford (season 1), a friend of June's mother
Marisa Tomei  as Mrs. O'Conner (season 2), a Commander's wife
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II  as Omar (season 2), a man
John Carroll Lynch  as Dan (season 2), Emily's boss at the university where she worked
Kelly Jenrette  as Annie (season 2), Luke's ex-wife
Laila Robins  as Pamela Joy (season 3), Serena Joy's mother
Amy Landecker  as Mrs. MacKenzie (season 3), Hannah's placement mother in Gilead
Emily Althaus  as Noelle (season 3), a young single mother whose son Aunt Lydia taught before the rise of Gilead
Rebecca Rittenhouse  as Odette (season 2), a doctor and Moira's deceased fiancée
Mckenna Grace  as Mrs. Keyes (season 4), a farmer and the teenage wife of an older Commander
Zawe Ashton  as TBA (season 4), an aid worker in Toronto and Moira's girlfriend
Angela Vint  as Leah
Krista Morin  as Rachel Tapping
Robert Curtis Brown  as Andrew Pryce
Marissa Kate Wilson  as Ofzachary's Partner
Paula Boudreau  as Grace Williams
Birgitte Solem  as Putnam Martha
Tasha Attey  as Amber
Danielle Height  as Meredith
Carson Manning  as Marine Solider
Adrian Walters  as Commander Horace
Victoria Fodor  as Martha Cora
Chris Gillett  as Commander Grinnell
Genevieve Adam  as Wife #2
Ordena Stephens  as Martha Frances
Brianne Tucker  as Handmaid #1
Jamila Fleming  as Handmaid C
Charlie Zeltzer  as Oliver
Melissa Kelly  as Fugitive Handmaid
Masa Lizdek  as Sarah
Philip Craig  as Maintenance Driver
Novie Edwards  as Kit
Soo Garay  as Fiona
Nicky Guadagni  as Aunt Sarah
David Tompa  as Mr. Spencer
Troy Blundell  as Guardian #1
Helen King  as Aunt Pauline
Vanessa Burns  as Mrs. Calhoun
Shahi Teruko  as Gwendolyn
Ashleigh Rains  as Wife #1
Sarah Slywchuk  as Handmaid
Ian Ronningen  as Guardian
Jennie Raymond  as Caroline
Elva Mai Hoover  as Social Worker
Natalie Dale  as Claire
Samantha Parkinson  as Birthing Handmaid #2
Michelle Chiu  as Birthing Handmaid #3
Joel Rinzler  as Butcher
Raven Riley Duporte  as Hannah (3 Years Old)
Jane Smythe  as Wife
Alexandra Castillo  as Dawn Mathis
Samer Salem  as David
Gil Bellows  as Doctor
John Ortiz  as Jim Thorne
Ted Simonett  as Older Guardian
Ben Lewis  as Peter
Justin Landry  as Pushy Job Seeker
Kim Roberts  as Christine
Shane Daly  as Joe Bradley
Damien Howard  as Checkpoint Guardian
Ericka Kreutz  as Nurse Wheeler
Deidrie Henry  as Martha
Ian Ho  as Ryan
Sadie Munroe  as Rose
Marvin Kaye  as Boat Captain
Christian Lloyd  as Commander Guthrie
Ayomi Jonas  as Hannah (4 Years Old)
Vas Saranga  as Kyle
Ryan Turner  as Uniformed Eye #1
Kirrilee Berger  as Ofgeorge
Kirsten Johnson  as Aunt
Deb Filler  as Sally
Keeya King  as Jenna
Daniel Malik  as Uniformed Eye #2
Vanessa Matsui  as Mrs. Tanaka
Asia Rempel  as Young June
Diane Johnstone  as Helen
Jake Mossop  as Nurse
Kate Moyer  as Kiki
Dan Beirne  as Barista
Adrian Griffin  as Commander Davidson
Tanya Faraday  as Dee
Ian Geldart  as Mike
Patrice Goodman  as Doctor #3
Katie Messina  as Carol
David Snelgrove  as Eye Commander
Scott Baker  as Jonathan
David Cotton  as Guardian
Débora Demestre  as Martha Reese
Kelsey Falconer  as Ofandy
Ian MacPherson  as Med Student
Gord Rand  as Mattias
Evgeny Akimov  as Commander
Lauren Horejda  as Helen
Nicole Stamp  as Lenore
Dave Lapsley  as Executioner
Catherine McNally  as Sarah
Tara Rosling  as Sofia
Alex Spencer  as DCBS Officer
Catherine Tait  as Rose's Mother
Paniz Zade  as Wanda
Michael Caruana  as Roger
David Chinchilla  as Guardian #1
Todd Thomas Dark  as Commander Derek Chambers
Shruti Kothari  as Woman with Moira
Ish Morris  as Guardian Nurse
Charlie Riina  as Handmaid
Bruce Tubbe  as Matthew
Eilish Waller  as Ofmyles
Amanda Barker  as Tricia
James Gilbert  as Stuart
Cornelia Luna  as Unwoman #1
Danielle Ayow  as Dr. Chung
Lindsey Connell  as B&B Econo Mom
Melody Shang  as Praying Martha #1
Katerina Taxia  as Aunt Rebecca
Dylan Trowbridge  as Daniel
Margaret Atwood  as Aunt
Yvonne Gaudry  as Female Worker #1
David Kirby  as Commander Bennett
Cam Parkes  as Young Guardian
Glen Schultz  as Commander Glen Cooper
Nora Sweet-Underhill  as Wife
Ricky Tollman  as Putnam's Driver
Elise Bauman  as Jenny
Sally Cahill  as Roy's Wife
Michelle Hospedales  as Holly's Friend #3
Carinne Leduc  as Claudine
Ronica Sajnani  as Unwoman #2
Heather Clark  as Mel
Bobby Daniels  as Guardian Technician
Caleb Ellsworth-Clark  as Guardian #1
Sarah Mitchell  as Praying Martha #2
Lara Mrkoci  as School Security Guard
Evan Sabba  as B&B Econo Dad
Toni Ellwand  as Female Worker #2
Matthew Olver  as Commander Monroe
Ryan Perlus  as Surgeon
Natalie Turner  as Call Girl
Adam Winlove-Smith  as Guardian Prisoner
José Arias  as Kevin McConnell
Josephine Buettner  as Unwoman #3
Lawrence Cotton  as Commander Roy
Adrian Falconer  as College Dean
Karen Glave  as Dr. Hodgson
Jessica Greenberg  as Holly's Friend #4
Valérie Lecomte  as Mrs. Spencer
Peggy Bree Tam  as Punished Handmaid #1
Kevin Allan  as Senior Guardian
Prince Amponsah  as Cashier
Tom Barnett  as Commander Logan
Catherine De Seve  as Mrs. Allston
Krystle Ferdinand  as Praying Econowife #1
Sarah Gale  as Aunt Louise
Natalie Lisinska  as Dr. Phillips
Melanie Phillipson  as Martha Clara
Teagan Wright  as B&B Econo Daughter
Christy Bruce  as Emma Monroe
Josh Hehner  as Assisting Surgeon
Mike Jackson  as Commander
Caeden Lawrence  as Guardian #1
Clark Backo  as Genevieve
Lilly Bartlam  as Eden's Sister
Allie Dunbar  as Student Host
Andy McQueen  as Dr. Epstein
Isaiah Rockcliffe  as Adam
Diana Tso  as Unwoman #4
Perrie Voss  as Ofzachary
Cait Alexander  as Jezebel
J. Adam Brown  as Young Guardian
Yahsmin Daviault  as June's Aunt
Scott Farley  as Guardian Jeremiah
Emma Gibbs  as Praying Econowife #2
Kathryn Greenwood  as Martha Alison
Laura Hendrickson  as Handmaid #4
Joel Lacoursiere  as Staircase Guardian
William Poulin  as Cambridge Priest
Matthew Rowsell  as B&B Econo Son
Andrew Moodie  as Mike Ahn
Dana Puddicombe  as Econowife
Alastair Thorburn-Vitols  as Young Singer
Karina Bradfield  as Heckler #1
Joanna Douglas  as Heather
Tim Gammon  as Isaac's Father
Taylor Belle Puterman  as Ashlyn
Steve Coombes  as June's Guardian Escort
Heather Dicke  as Staffer
Sava Drayton  as Detention Security Guard
Natasha Araya Jimenez  as Handmaid #5
Erica Levene  as Prayer Circle Member #1
William Matthews  as Checkpoint Guardian
Andrew McGillivray  as Eye
Stephanie Ng Wan  as Fearful Handmaid
Andrew Perun  as Econo Husband Guest
Rebecca Singh  as DC Station Aunt Guard
Kim DeLonghi  as Isaac's Mother
Janelle Heron  as Econowife
Nina Iordanova  as Refugee
Nola Martin  as Ashlyn's Mother
Felicia Simone  as Crying Student
Luc Trottier  as Heckler #2
Sandra Battaglini  as Prayer Circle Member #2
Joanne Boland  as Martha Maggie
Eric Craig  as Post Ceremony Doctor
Seema Doad  as Hurt Martha
Claudia Jurt  as Red Center Aunt
Emma Laishram  as Econo Wife Guest
Imali Perera  as Martha Tamara
Naima Sundiata  as Non-Veiled Handmaid
Jean Paul Najm  as Guardian #1
Karen Robinson  as Nurse Tania
Sehar Bhojani  as Elise Watson
Richard Blackburn  as Judge
Michala Brasseur  as Caitlyn
David Gingrich  as Linds
Jeff Ho  as Bartender
Yasmijn Nicolle  as Heckler #3
Ipsita Paul  as Aunt Kimberly
Janet Pinnick  as Ticket Agent
Beatriz Yuste  as Neighbouring Martha #1
Jennifer Baker  as Sheila Murray
Riley Gilchrist  as Guardian #2
Jennifer Higgin  as Prayer Circle Member #3
Daniel Jun  as Billy
Stefanie Nakamura  as Coat Check Woman
Maria Nash  as Polly
Lisa Michelle Cornelius  as UN Volunteer
Tosha Doiron  as Nurse #1
Alex Frankson  as Courthouse Tall Eye
Andy Auld  as Lakehouse Driver
Roger Bainbridge  as Paul Watson
Katherine Cullen  as Neighbouring Martha #5
Myles Dobson  as Supporter
Trevor Hayes  as Pilot
Jason Jazrawy  as I.C.E. Agent
Alana Pancyr  as OfWyatt
Cornelia Walters  as Protestor #1
Jenny Brizard  as Escapee Martha
Ronin Harris  as Micah
Karen Jewels  as Karaoke Singer
Laurie Murdoch  as Canadian Minister
Samy Osman  as Eye #1
Alanis Peart  as Optometrist
Kathleen Pollard  as Prayer Circle Member #4
Elizabeth Whitmere  as Martha Maureen
Thomas Hauff  as Judge
Boomer Phillips  as Eye
Bea Santos  as Protester
Lesleh Donaldson  as Neighbouring Martha #2
Alex Harrouch  as Young Driver
Jonathan Malen  as Quinn
James Smith  as Protestor #5
Christopher Thompson  as Gunman
Mark Wiebe  as I.C.E. Supervisor
Lara Arabian  as Prayer Circle Member #5
Julia Chantrey  as Videographer
Lucy DiPucchio  as Bloody Martha
Keisha T. Fraser  as Bird Dog Protestor #1
Daveed Louza  as CPS Agent
Thandie Quiambao  as Sadie
Lisa Codrington  as Officer #2
Bas Reitsma  as Eye #2
Michael Wacholtz  as Gambel
George Absi  as American friend
Christina Collins  as School Worker
Vicki Kim  as Neighbouring Martha #3
Caitlin McConkey-Pirie  as Girlfriend
Chris D'Silva  as Tom
Sarah Marchand  as Handmaid
Dani Pagliarello  as Bird Dog Protestor #2
Stacy Smith  as Prayer Circle Member #6
Kevin Whalen  as Toronto Priest
Laura Wilson  as Martha
Sam Asante  as Ultrasound Tech
Michelle Bouey  as American friend
Kevin Herod  as Red Center Commander
Sacha Stewart  as Neighbouring Martha #4
Andrew Zachar  as Lakehouse Guardian
Alex Armbruster  as Search Guardian
Raevv'n Leedham  as Handmaid
Charlie Luborsky  as Jonas
Spencer Robson  as Brookline Guardian
Stephen Graham Simpson  as Prayer Circle Member #7
Paul De La Rosa  as Guardian Captain
Paul Beer  as Doctor #2
Lili Connor  as American friend
Lily Gao  as Evelyn Chu
Jason Martorino  as Prayer Circle Member #8
Michelle Mohammed  as Handmaid
Helene Robbie  as Mother
Mark Waters  as Kiki's Father
Jay Davis  as American friend
Maythaila Jerome Antoine  as Handmaid
Catherine Huculak  as Gilead Extra
Silvia Platsis  as Gabrielle
Stuart Dowling  as American Friend
Dominique Brownes  as Ticona
Sachi Lovatt  as Mother
Jacquelyn French  as American friend
Deidre Cross  as Mother
Donna Garner  as American friend
Jenny Itwaru  as Econowife #1
Mary Kelly  as American friend
Anna Popowicz  as Gilead Extra
Sophia Smith  as Handmaid
David Lopez  as American friend
Gita Galadauskaite  as Econowife #3
Jordan Till  as American friend
Ariel Lukane  as Gilead Extra
Alisha Phillips  as Gilead Extra
Kirsten Wendlandt  as Econowife #6
Matthew Mease  as Commander Father 1
Julian Osen  as Gilead Extra
Nick Gough  as Gilead Extra
Colin McClean  as Gilead Extra
James Russell  as Gilead Extra
Chris O'Bray  as Gilead Extra
Greg Zajac  as Gilead Extra
Charlie Hamilton  as Gilead Extra
Yohance Thomas  as Gilead Extra
Malakai Fox  as Gilead Extra
Anne Yorke  as Aunt #3
Katrina Parag  as Girl #2
Rehan Suleman  as Campus Officer
Gina Jun  as Praying Martha
Megan Laursen  as Handmaid
Sena Oztosun  as Handmaid
Samantha Espie  as Jean
Luxton Handspiker  as Asher
Al McFoster  as Bailiff
David Thompson  as Captured Guardian
Laura Vandervoort  as Daisy
Kenny Wong  as Lead Soldier


What are The Handmaid's Tale filming details?

"The Handmaid's Tale" series are produced by MGM Television, Daniel Wilson Productions, Inc., The Littlefield Company and White Oak Pictures.

The average duration of each episode is 45 - 64 minutes. Country of origin: United States. Original language: English.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Handmaid's Tale TV series?

"The Handmaid's Tale" TV series got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 8.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 91/100.

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