"The Handmaid's Tale" is an American dystopian 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, Madeline Brewer as Janine Lindo, Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia Clements, Max Minghella as Commander Nick Blaine, Samira Wiley as Moira Strand, Amanda Brugel as Rita Blue, 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 Wednesday, August 24, 2022 released the trailer for "The Handmaid's Tale" you can watch here:
The Handmaid's Tale | Season 5 | 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 religious 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, have careers, handle money, or read.
Worldwide 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", as divorce is not recognised under Gileadian law), 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 first master
Yvonne Strahovski  as Serena Joy Waterford Fred's wife, and a former conservative cultural activist
Alexis Bledel  as Dr. Emily Malek / Ofglen #1 / Ofsteven / Ofroy / Ofjoseph #1 (seasons 1 - 4), a former university lecturer in cellular biology and initially June's shopping partner
Madeline Brewer  as Janine Lindo / Ofwarren / Ofdaniel / Ofhoward a Handmaid
Ann Dowd  as Aunt 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 Blue (main season 2 - present, recurring season 1), a housekeeper at the Waterford house
Bradley Whitford  as Commander Joseph Lawrence (main season 3 - present, guest season 2), the founder of the Colonies and architect of Gilead's economy
Sam Jaeger  as Mark Tuello (main season 4 - present, recurring season 3, guest season 2), an operative of the U.S. Government whom Serena encounters in Canada
O. T. Fagbenle  as Luke Bankole June's husband from before Gilead
Stephen Kunken  as Commander Warren Putnam (season 1 - present), a high ranking official and the first known Commander of Janine
Ever Carradine  as Naomi Putnam (season 1 - present), Commander Putnam's wife
Jordana Blake  as Hannah Bankole (season 1 - present), June and Luke's daughter
Tattiawna Jones  as Lillie Fuller
Nina Kiri  as Alma / Ofrobert (seasons 1 - 4), another Handmaid
Bahia Watson  as Brianna / Oferic (seasons 1 - 4), another local Handmaid
Jenessa Grant  as Dolores / Ofsamuel (seasons 1 - 2, guest season 3), a local Handmaid with a friendly and talkative nature
Edie Inksetter  as Aunt Elizabeth (season 1 - present), a fellow Aunt
Robert Curtis Brown  as Commander Andrew Pryce (seasons 1 - 2), a Commander
Kristen Gutoskie  as Beth (seasons 1 and 3, guest season 4), an award-winning chef before the rise of Gilead, formerly a Martha at Jezebel's, and later a Martha in the Lawrence household
Erin Way  as Erin (seasons 1 - 3), a young, apparently mute woman
Krista Morin  as Rachel Tapping (seasons 1 - 2, season 4), an official at the United States Consulate in Canada
Clea DuVall  as Sylvia (season 2 - 3), Emily's wife
Sydney Sweeney  as Eden Blaine (née Spencer) (season 2), a pious and obedient young girl
Cherry Jones  as Holly Maddox (season 2 - 3), June's mother, an outspoken feminist
Greg Bryk  as Commander Ray Cushing (season 2), a fellow Commander
Julie Dretzin  as Eleanor Lawrence (seasons 2 - 3), the mentally unstable wife of Commander Lawrence
Rohan Mead  as Isaac (season 2), a young Guardian assigned to the Waterford home
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, guest season 4), a new Martha in the Lawrence household
Jonathan Watton  as Commander Matthew Calhoun (season 3 - present), the assigned Commander of Natalie/Ofmatthew
Charlie Zeltzer  as Oliver (seasons 3 - 4), Emily and Sylvia's son
Christopher Meloni  as High Commander George Winslow (season 3), a High Commander stationed in Washington, D.C
Elizabeth Reaser  as Olivia Winslow (season 3), the wife of High Commander Winslow
Mckenna Grace  as Esther Keyes (season 4 - present), a farmer and the teenage wife of an older Commander
Zawe Ashton  as Oona (season 4), an aid worker in Toronto and Moira's new girlfriend
Jeananne Goossen  as Aunt Ruth (season 4), a high ranking Aunt
Christine Ko  as Lily (season 5), a former Martha
Genevieve Angelson  as Gladys Wheeler (season 5), an affluent Canadian
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
Deidrie Henry  as Lori (seasons 3 - 4), a Martha
Sarah McVie  as Lena (season 3), a Swiss diplomat negotiating the hostile conflict between Gilead and Canada over Nichole
Kelly Jenrette  as Annie (season 2), Luke's ex-wife
Amy Landecker  as Mrs. MacKenzie (season 3), Hannah's placement mother in Gilead
Laila Robins  as Pamela Joy (season 3), Serena's mother
Rebecca Rittenhouse  as Odette (season 2), a doctor, and Moira's deceased fiancée
Emily Althaus  as Noelle (season 3), a young single mother whose son Aunt Lydia taught before the rise of Gilead
Omar Maskati  as Steven (season 4), the leader of a resistance group in Chicago
Reed Birney  as Lieutenant Stans (season 4) a Gilead officer
Laura Vandervoort  as Daisy (season 4), a Jezebels worker
Carly Street  as Iris Baker/Aunt Irene (season 4), a former Aunt
Angela Vint  as Leah
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
Kristian Bruun  as Doctor
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
Masa Lizdek  as Handmaid Fugitive 3
Philip Craig  as Maintenance Driver
Sophia Walker  as Abby
Allison Edwards-Crewe  as Theresa
Nicky Guadagni  as Aunt Sarah
Soo Garay  as Fiona
Novie Edwards  as Kit
Alexandra Castillo  as Dawn Mathis
Melissa Kelly  as Handmaid Fugitive 1
David Tompa  as Mr. Spencer
Débora Demestre  as Martha Reese
Victoria Goodman  as Handmaid Fugitive 2
Troy Blundell  as Guardian #1
Helen King  as Aunt Pauline
Vanessa Burns  as Mrs. Calhoun
Natasha Mumba  as Danielle
Shahi Teruko  as Gwendolyn
Victoria Sawal  as Tyler
Ashleigh Rains  as Wife #1
Sarah Slywchuk  as Handmaid
Ian Ronningen  as Guardian
Samer Salem  as David
Amanda Zhou  as Vicky
Bill MacDonald  as Commander Keyes
Jennie Raymond  as Caroline
Jasmin Husain  as Ex-Handmaid
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
Sachi Lovatt  as Handmaid 10
Gil Bellows  as Doctor
John Ortiz  as Jim Thorne
Nadeem Phillip  as Pierre
Michael Ayres  as Chris
Ted Simonett  as Older Guardian
Eileen Li  as Elena
Ben Lewis  as Peter
Nona Parker Johnson  as Darla
Sean Rey  as Man
Kim Roberts  as Christine
Justin Landry  as Pushy Job Seeker
Alia Jackman  as Woman
Shane Daly  as Joe Bradley
Damien Howard  as Checkpoint Guardian
Ericka Kreutz  as Nurse Wheeler
Sadie Munroe  as Rose
Ian Ho  as Ryan
Malube Uhindu-Gingala  as Mother
Marvin Kaye  as Boat Captain
Christian Lloyd  as Commander Guthrie
Vas Saranga  as Kyle
Ryan Turner  as Uniformed Eye #1
Ayomi Jonas  as Hannah (4 Years Old)
Kirrilee Berger  as Ofgeorge
Kat Khan  as Hysterical Woman
Kirsten Johnson  as Aunt
Vanessa Matsui  as Mrs. Tanaka
Keeya King  as Jenna
Daniel Malik  as Uniformed Eye #2
Deb Filler  as Sally
Asia Rempel  as Young June
Kate Moyer  as Kiki
Diane Johnstone  as Helen
Jake Mossop  as Nurse
Kenny Wong  as Lead Soldier
Paloma Nuñez  as Dr. Thomas
Timothy Ng  as Video Tech
Dan Beirne  as Barista
Adrian Griffin  as Commander Davidson
Patrice Goodman  as Doctor #3
Katie Messina  as Carol
David Snelgrove  as Eye Commander
Ian Geldart  as Mike
Tanya Faraday  as Dee
Gord Rand  as Mattias
Kelsey Falconer  as Ofandy
Scott Baker  as Jonathan
David Cotton  as Guardian
Ian MacPherson  as Med Student
Massey Ahmar  as Brad
Jailin Daley  as Teen Soldier
Nicole Stamp  as Lenore
Evgeny Akimov  as Commander
Lauren Horejda  as Helen
Catherine McNally  as Sarah
Dave Lapsley  as Executioner
Tara Rosling  as Sofia
Paniz Zade  as Wanda
Alex Spencer  as DCBS Officer
Catherine Tait  as Rose's Mother
Zaarin Bushra  as Muslim Girl 1
Li Chen  as Aide
Ish Morris  as Guardian Nurse
Michael Caruana  as Roger
David Chinchilla  as Guardian #1
Charlie Riina  as Handmaid
Shruti Kothari  as Woman with Moira
Bruce Tubbe  as Matthew
Todd Thomas Dark  as Commander Derek Chambers
Eilish Waller  as Ofmyles
James Gilbert  as Stuart
Amanda Barker  as Tricia
Cornelia Luna  as Unwoman #1
Lindsey Connell  as B&B Econo Mom
Dylan Trowbridge  as Daniel
Katerina Taxia  as Aunt Rebecca
Danielle Ayow  as Dr. Chung
Melody Shang  as Praying Martha #1
Kathy Imrie  as Aunt Cordelia
Percy Harris  as Official
Alicia Di Monte  as Muslim Girl 2
Margaret Atwood  as Aunt
Glen Schultz  as Commander Glen Cooper
Yvonne Gaudry  as Female Worker #1
Ricky Tollman  as Putnam's Driver
Cam Parkes  as Young Guardian
Nora Sweet-Underhill  as Wife
David Kirby  as Commander Bennett
Elise Bauman  as Jenny
Ronica Sajnani  as Unwoman #2
Carinne Leduc  as Claudine
Sally Cahill  as Roy's Wife
Michelle Hospedales  as Holly's Friend #3
Sarah Mitchell  as Praying Martha #2
Lara Mrkoci  as School Security Guard
Caleb Ellsworth-Clark  as Guardian #1
Bobby Daniels  as Guardian Technician
Evan Sabba  as B&B Econo Dad
Heather Clark  as Mel
Fode Bangoura  as Trader
Barrett Morrison  as Gilead Soldier
Toni Ellwand  as Female Worker #2
Adam Winlove-Smith  as Guardian Prisoner
Matthew Olver  as Commander Monroe
Ryan Perlus  as Surgeon
Natalie Turner  as Call Girl
Karen Glave  as Dr. Hodgson
Josephine Buettner  as Unwoman #3
José Arias  as Kevin McConnell
Adrian Falconer  as College Dean
Valérie Lecomte  as Mrs. Spencer
Peggy Bree Tam  as Punished Handmaid #1
Lawrence Cotton  as Commander Roy
Jessica Greenberg  as Holly's Friend #4
Natalie Lisinska  as Dr. Phillips
Prince Amponsah  as Cashier
Catherine De Seve  as Mrs. Allston
Tom Barnett  as Commander Logan
Kevin Allan  as Senior Guardian
Krystle Ferdinand  as Praying Econowife #1
Teagan Wright  as B&B Econo Daughter
Sarah Gale  as Aunt Louise
Melanie Phillipson  as Martha Clara
Steve Boyle  as MP Guardian
Christy Bruce  as Emma Monroe
Caeden Lawrence  as Guardian #1
Mike Jackson  as Commander
Josh Hehner  as Assisting Surgeon
Clark Backo  as Genevieve
Lilly Noelle Bartlam  as Eden's Sister
Andy McQueen  as Dr. Epstein
Perrie Voss  as Ofzachary
Isaiah Rockcliffe  as Adam
Allie Dunbar  as Student Host
Diana Tso  as Unwoman #4
Cait Alexander  as Jezebel
Kathryn Greenwood  as Martha Alison
J. Adam Brown  as Young Guardian
Scott Farley  as Guardian Jeremiah
Yahsmin Daviault  as June's Aunt
Emma Gibbs  as Praying Econowife #2
Joel Lacoursiere  as Staircase Guardian
William Poulin  as Cambridge Priest
Matthew Rowsell  as B&B Econo Son
Laura Hendrickson  as Handmaid #4
James Blinkey  as Driver
Andrew Moodie  as Mike Ahn
Dana Puddicombe  as Econowife
Alastair Thorburn-Vitols  as Young Singer
Joanna Douglas  as Heather
Taylor Belle  as Ashlyn
Tim Gammon  as Isaac's Father
Karina Bradfield  as Heckler #1
Stephanie Ng Wan  as Fearful Handmaid
Heather Dicke  as Staffer
Sava Drayton  as Detention Security Guard
Andrew Perun  as Econo Husband Guest
Andrew McGillivray  as Eye
Rebecca Singh  as DC Station Aunt Guard
Steve Coombes  as June's Guardian Escort
William Matthews  as Checkpoint Guardian
Erica Levene  as Prayer Circle Member #1
Natasha Araya Jimenez  as Handmaid #5
Roderick McNeil  as Farmhand 1
Jordin Hall  as RCMP Officer
Kim DeLonghi  as Isaac's Mother
Nola Martin  as Ashlyn's Mother
Janelle Heron  as Econowife
Felicia Simone  as Crying Student
Luc Trottier  as Heckler #2
Nina Iordanova  as Refugee
Joanne Boland  as Martha Maggie
Imali Perera  as Martha Tamara
Claudia Jurt  as Red Center Aunt
Seema Doad  as Hurt Martha
Eric Craig  as Post Ceremony Doctor
Sandra Battaglini  as Prayer Circle Member #2
Naima Sundiata  as Non-Veiled Handmaid
Emma Laishram  as Econo Wife Guest
Marlon Palmer  as Security Guardian
Tejay McDonald  as Farmhand 2
Karen Robinson  as Nurse Tania
Jean Paul Najm  as Guardian #1
Michala Brasseur  as Caitlyn
Ipsita Paul  as Aunt Kimberly
Beatriz Yuste  as Neighbouring Martha #1
Sehar Bhojani  as Elise Watson
Richard Blackburn  as Judge
Janet Pinnick  as Ticket Agent
David Gingrich  as Linds
Yasmijn Nicolle  as Heckler #3
Jeff Ho  as Bartender
Daniel Jun  as Billy
Jennifer Higgin  as Prayer Circle Member #3
Maria Nash  as Polly
Stefanie Nakamura  as Coat Check Woman
Jennifer Baker  as Sheila Murray
Riley Gilchrist  as Guardian #2
Jamillah Ross  as Jezebel's Martha
Tara Redmond van Rees  as Kylie
Luke Aquilina  as Guardian 1
Roland Greber  as Security Officer
Lisa Michelle Cornelius  as UN Volunteer
Tosha Doiron  as Nurse #1
Alex Frankson  as Courthouse Tall Eye
Trevor Hayes  as Pilot
Alana Pancyr  as OfWyatt
Katherine Cullen  as Neighbouring Martha #5
Jason Jazrawy  as I.C.E. Agent
Myles Dobson  as Supporter
Andy Auld  as Lakehouse Driver
Roger Bainbridge  as Paul Watson
Cornelia Walters  as Protestor #1
Elizabeth Whitmere  as Martha Maureen
Laurie Murdoch  as Canadian Minister
Jenny Brizard  as Escapee Martha
Samy Osman  as Eye #1
Kathleen Pollard  as Prayer Circle Member #4
Alanis Peart  as Optometrist
Karen Jewels  as Karaoke Singer
Ronin Harris  as Micah
Craig Burnatowski  as Barber
Wayne Davis  as Raymond Lomas
Jane Hailes  as Doctor
Bea Santos  as Protester
Boomer Phillips  as Eye
Thomas Hauff  as Judge
Jonathan Malen  as Quinn
Alex Harrouch  as Young Driver
Lesleh Donaldson  as Neighbouring Martha #2
Mark Wiebe  as I.C.E. Supervisor
Christopher Thompson  as Gunman
James Smith  as Protestor #5
Julia Chantrey  as Videographer
Lara Arabian  as Prayer Circle Member #5
Daveed Louza  as CPS Agent
Lucy DiPucchio  as Bloody Martha
Keisha T. Fraser  as Bird Dog Protestor #1
Thandie Quiambao  as Sadie
David Thompson  as Jonathan Pogue - Captured Guardian
Samantha Espie  as Jean
Al McFoster  as Bailiff
Lisa Codrington  as Officer #2
Bas Reitsma  as Eye #2
Michael Wacholtz  as Gambel
Vicki Kim  as Neighbouring Martha #3
Christina Collins  as School Worker
Caitlin McConkey-Pirie  as Girlfriend
George Absi  as American friend
Kevin Whalen  as Toronto Priest
Dani Pagliarello  as Bird Dog Protestor #2
Sarah Marchand  as Handmaid
Chris D'Silva  as Tom
Stacy Smith  as Prayer Circle Member #6
Jane Luk  as Presiding Judge
Luxton Handspiker  as Asher
Laura Wilson  as Martha
Andrew Zachar  as Lakehouse Guardian
Sam Asante  as Ultrasound Tech
Michelle Bouey  as American friend
Sacha Stewart  as Neighbouring Martha #4
Kevin Herod  as Red Center Commander
Raevv'n Leedham  as Handmaid
Alex Armbruster  as Search Guardian
Spencer Robson  as Brookline Guardian
Charlie Luborsky  as Jonas
Stephen Graham Simpson  as Prayer Circle Member #7
Janelle Hutchison  as Aunt Wendy
Paul De La Rosa  as Guardian Captain
Lili Connor  as American friend
Paul Beer  as Doctor #2
Lily Gao  as Evelyn Chu
Helene Robbie  as Mother
Michelle Mohammed  as Handmaid
Mark Waters  as Kiki's Father
Jason Martorino  as Prayer Circle Member #8
Jay Davis  as American friend
Silvia Platsis  as Gabrielle
Maythaila Jerome Antoine  as Handmaid
Catherine Huculak  as Gilead Extra
Stuart Dowling  as American Friend
Dominique Brownes  as Ticona
Jacquelyn French  as American friend
Deidre Cross  as Mother
Donna Garner  as American friend
Jenny Itwaru  as Econowife #1
Mary Kelly  as American friend
Sophia Slaysman  as Handmaid
Anna Popowicz  as Gilead Extra
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
Shannon Heron  as Child Bride
Rehan Suleman  as Campus Officer
Katrina Parag  as Girl #2
Sena Oztosun  as Handmaid
Megan Laursen  as Handmaid
Drew Catherine  as Lesbian 1
Matthew MacFadzean  as Doctor
Feaven Abera  as Housekeeper


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 41 - 65 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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