The Handmaid's Tale

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The Handmaid's Tale
Premiere April 26, 2017
Airs streaming
Creator Bruce Miller
Network Hulu
Style 60-minute drama
Company Daniel Wilson Productions,
The Littlefield Company,
White Oak Pictures,
MGM Television
Seasons 3
Episodes 36 (through season 3)
Status Renewed through season 4
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 1 2 3
Elizabeth Moss Offred * *
Joseph Fiennes Commander Fred Waterford * *
Yvonne Strahovski Serena Joy * *
Max Minghella Nick * *
Ann Dowd Aunt Lydia * *
Samira Wiley Moira * *
O-T Fagbenle Luke * *
Alexis Bledel Ofglen o *
Amanda Brugel Rita o *
Bradley Whitford Joseph Lawrence o *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3
Ever Carradine Naomi Putnam *


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One April 26, 2017 June 14, 2017 10
Season Two April 25, 2018 July 11, 2018 13
Season Three June 5, 2019 August 14, 2019 13
Season Four 2020


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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