The Hulu series features Elisabeth Moss in the leading role and is based on a dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood. “The Handmaid's Tale” is one of the most anticipated television series.

A spokesperson of Hulu claims that ten new episodes were ordered, and production began in November 2016. In the United States, the first four episodes will premiere on April 26, 2017, with subsequent episodes added every week. In Canada, this series will be run from April 30, on Brave.

The story and glimpses of the characters of ‘The Handmaid's Tale'

The story of “The Handmaid's Tale” is about several women who do not have permission to work outside their houses.

Even when they’re pregnant, the women cannot control anything and are stopped from visiting a health care professional. The main character, Offred, is tasked to serve a commander and his family, under strict rules and regulations. Her master, Fred, is arrogant and rude, and the lady dreams of getting freedom someday.

Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, and Ann Dowd, play Offred, Moira, Fred, Serena Joy, Nick, and Aunt Lydia, respectively. Amanda Brugel, Madeline Brewer, Ever Carradine, O. T. Fagbenle, Alexis Bledel, Kristen Gutoskie, and Jordana Blake are in the supporting roles.

The series is being developed by Bruce Miller, while Daniel Wilson, Warren Littlefield, and Fran Sears have financed the project.

Atwood is serving as the executive producer. Earlier this year, the whole team was in Toronto, where several romantic scenes were shot. On March 23, 2017, the first teaser trailer of the sitcom was released on the official YouTube channel of Hulu.

Critical acclaim

The Handmaid's Tale” has received good comments from television critics.

On Metacritic, it scored 90 out of 100 based on twenty reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an average score of 7 out of 10 based on twenty-seven reviews. Daniel Fienberg, a great reporter at The Hollywood Reporter, says the series will be best of the season and has a lot of impressive visuals. Vulture’s Jen Chaney gives it positive reviews, saying that the series will introduce new layer to Atwood's totalitarian, and is one of the sexiest television sitcoms in the world.

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