The Handmaid's Tale

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The Handmaid's Tale
Premiere April 26, 2017
Airs Wednesdays
Creator Bruce Miller
Network Hulu
Style 60-minute drama
Company Daniel Wilson Productions,
The Littlefield Company,
White Oak Pictures,
MGM Television
Seasons 3
Episodes 23 (through season 2)
Status Currently airing season 3
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


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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