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The Handmaid's Tale - Hulu to Release First 3 Episodes Together



Hulu will be giving its upcoming dystopian drama The Handmaid's Tale a triple-episode premiere, SpoilerTV has learned. The show will launch with three episodes on April 26th and continue on a weekly basis thereafter. The first season will consist of 10 episodes.

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.

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