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ABOUT THE HANDMAID’S TALE:
Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values’. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) 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 the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate 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.
Offred reckons with the consequences of a dangerous decision while haunted by memories from her past and the violent beginnings of Gilead. We are in hell. But we are still the fury.
In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate 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.
Freedom is just the beginning. The Emmy-winning series, The Handmaid’s Tale, returns for Season 4 on April 28, 2021, only on Hulu. The cultural phenomenon picks up where we left off, with June’s fight for freedom against Gilead. But the risks she takes bring unexpected and dangerous new challenges, and her desire for justice and revenge threaten to consume her and destroy her most cherished relationships.
Summary of All 46 Episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale Hulu TV Series (Seasons 1 to 4)
No time to catch up on all four seasons of “The Handmaid’s Tale?” No worries. This list at Wikipedia includes summaries of ALL the episodes of the series.
“The Handmaid’s Tale is an American dystopian drama television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. The plot features a dystopian future following a Second American Civil War wherein a totalitarian society subjects fertile women, called ‘Handmaids’, into child-bearing slavery. The series features an ensemble cast, led by Elisabeth Moss, and also stars Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O. T. Fagbenle, Max Minghella, Samira Wiley, Amanda Brugel, and Bradley Whitford.
“The series premiered on April 26, 2017, on Hulu. The second season premiered on April 25, 2018. The third season premiered on June 5, 2019. The fourth season premiered on April 27, 2021. In December 2020, ahead of the fourth season premiere, Hulu renewed the series for a fifth season.
“As of June 16, 2021, 46 episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale have been released, concluding the fourth season.” — Wikipedia
SEE | List of The Handmaid’s Tale episodes | Wikipedia
Should I read The Handmaid’s Tale book while waiting for season 5?
Why not? If you’ve ever felt lost while watching the show (which is understandable, since viewers are dropped into the middle of the chaos in the very first episode), the book The Handmaid’s Tale, written by Margaret Atwood, gives much more background on how Gilead came to be.