The Handmaid's Tale is an Arts programme.


The Handmaid's Tale

This US drama series, based on the award-winning, best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birth rate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalist regime 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 - with one goal: to survive and find the daughter who was taken from her.

Genre: Arts

When is The Handmaid's Tale next on TV?

It's next showing on Channel 4 May 28th, 9:00pm and on Channel 4 Plus 1 May 28th, 10:00pm. See more...

Main Cast

Image for Elisabeth MossElisabeth Moss
Image for Joseph FiennesJoseph Fiennes