Divided as politics have become, at least we haven't reached the chilling extremes shown in "The Handmaid's Tale" -- and hopefully never will.

Hulu released the official trailer for the upcoming series on Thursday, and the world it introduces us to is, in a word, a nightmare. An adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel of the same name, it takes place in a totalitarian society where most women the remaining fertile women are expected to serve and bear the children of high-ranking couples. Our protagonist, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is one of these so-called Handmaids.

As we can see in the preview, it's a horrible situation. Offred goes from having control over her own life to being forced to serve this man and his wife, facing violence and cruelty along the way. The only thing that seems to be keeping her going is her desire to find her daughter, who was literally ripped out of her arms.

Dire as it all is, the story is fascinating. Watch the trailer below and see for yourself.

"The Handmaid's Tale" premieres April 26 on Hulu.

The Handmaid's Tale TV Show Poster
The Handmaid's Tale
HuluTVMAApril 26, 2017
Based on 40 critics

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