The Handmaid’s Trailer and release date:
Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is finally coming to television. Hulu has just released the first trailer for its upcoming show, which will premiere on April 26th. This adaptation of the 1985 classic novel tells the story of Offred (Elisabeth Moss), a woman who lives in a dystopian society where women are used as incubators for babies and nothing more than slaves. It looks like it will be an interesting, if not frightening take on this popular book!
About the Handmaid’s tale:
A few days ago we learned that Elisabeth Moss would play the main character Offred in The Handmaid’s Tale series. The actress has been cast in the role, which was originally played by Natasha Richardson in a 1990 film adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel.
The Handmaid’s Tale first became popular after it was published in 1985 and found renewed interest when women were shifting their perspectives on reproductive rights following Donald Trump’s election. The book tells an incredibly scary story about what life would be like if society started to turn against its own female population, but now that we are seeing this happen, it is even more chilling than ever before.
We knew that Hulu had acquired the show from MGM Television back in September 2016 (and they have also secured streaming rights for new episodes as well), but today marks our first look at what will become one of 2017.
Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski.
The cast is not set in stone as of yet with any negotiations still underway, but the show has already been picked up for a second season. It will be interesting to see if it can live up to its predecessor given how much attention this series received when first published back in 1985 – particularly because of its relevance now more than ever before.
The Handmaid’s Tale has received a score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it premiered with all episodes available to watch online.
31/37 – Metacritic
“a series that, against all odds, manages to evoke powerful empathy for people who are at once entirely foreign yet also uncomfortably close to many Americans. It is a television landmark out this debut season alone; it will likely stand as one of the great TV achievements in any genre until someone tops it”.- Variety Magazine
March 29th, 2017 at 00:00 PDT
latest news and gossips on this:
The Handmaid’s Tale has already been picked up for a second season on Hulu, premiering with new episodes every Wednesday from now on. If you missed Season One last week (i know it’s not the easiest show to binge!), don’t worry – Hulu has made the first episode of Season One available for free on all their platforms.
For those who haven’t read Margaret Atwood’s novel or seen her 1985 film version (the only previous rendition), you should know what you’re getting into before diving into this series: an intense drama about women being stripped of basic rights by an oppressive regime. Some people might find that too heavy-handed even before they start watching; others will be hooked from the beginning.
The Handmaid’s Tale is Hulu’s newest drama that premiered on April 26th, 2017, and can now be streamed free for its entire first season through their website as well as other streaming services like Amazon Prime Video and iTunes. The series was created by Bruce Miller (who also operates under the pseudonym Daniel Wilson) with Margaret Atwood serving as consulting producer throughout production, which began in September 2016. After seeing an early screening of this highly anticipated adaptation I have to admit it exceeded my expectations! One thing that struck me about this version right away is how closely they followed the book’s narrative structure, while still adding new scenes here and there to upend some expected tropes of genre storytelling; some of these scenes are what we might call ‘fan service’ but others actually add to the depth and complexity of character motivations.
This is a review of Margaret Atwood’s book, The Handmaid’s Tale) which has been adapted into an upcoming show on Hulu. Now streaming free for its entire first season through their website as well as other services like Amazon Prime Video and iTunes. Created by Bruce Miller (who also goes by Daniel Wilson), with Margaret Atwood serving as consulting producer throughout production, which began in September 2016. After seeing an early screening of this highly anticipated adaptation I have to admit it exceeded my expectations! One thing that struck me about this version right away is how closely they followed the book’s narrative structure.