Hulu shared a first look at its new series "The Handmaid's Tale" over the weekend. The drama, based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel, is a nightmare scenario for modern women.
In the world of "The Handmaid's Tale," Elisabeth Moss's main character was once called June, but the new totalitarian regime calls her Offred -- meaning Of Fred, as the property of Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes). Offred's job as a handmaid is to have sex with the Commander and produce offspring for him and his wife, Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski).
The dark first teaser shows Moss's Offred before and after the regime takes over; we also see Ann Dowd as regime collaborator Aunt Lydia; and there's also a flash of "Orange Is the New Black" alum Samira Wiley as another handmaid, named (or at least formerly named) Moira. Plus, there's a clip of Alexis Bledel as handmaid Ofglen, looking like a prisoner about to be punished.
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