The Handmaid's Tale

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The Handmaid's Tale
Premiere April 26, 2017
Airs On hiatus
Creator Bruce Miller
Network Hulu
Style 60-minute drama
Company Daniel Wilson Productions,
The Littlefield Company,
White Oak Pictures,
MGM Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 10 (through season 1)
(List of episodes)
Status Renewed through season 2 (2018)
Origin USA

Adapted from Margaret Atwood's novel of the same name, The Handmaid's Tale is set in the dystopian Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted religious fundamentalism that treats women as property of the state. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred is a Handmaid in the Commander's household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world. In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life, Offred navigates between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead — all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Elizabeth Moss Offred 1 2
Joseph Fiennes Commander Fred Waterford 1 2
Yvonne Strahovski Serena Joy 1 2
Max Minghella Nick 1 2
Ann Dowd Aunt Lydia 1 2
Samira Wiley Moira 1 2
O-T Fagbenle Luke 1 2
Alexis Bledel Ofglen 1 2
Amanda Brugel Rita 1 2
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Ever Carradine Naomi Putnam 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One April 26, 2017 June 14, 2017 10
Season Two April 25, 2018 13


DVD and Blu-Ray Releases


Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season One March 13, 2018 3



Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season One March 13, 2018 3


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