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 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.
A religion-based autocracy has taken over most of the United States, renaming the country Gilead. In this country women are second-class citizens. Anyone trying to escape is punished. One such person is June, who is captured while trying to escape with her husband and child and is sentenced to be a handmaid, bearing children for childless government officials. As a handmaid, June is renamed Offred. This is her story.
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The Handmaid's Tale Airs: Wednesday
The Handmaid's Tale Status: Break
THE HANDMAID'S TALE - General Information
Series Premiere: April 26, 2017 Classification: Scripted Genre: Action | Drama | Sci-Fi Network: Airs: Wednesday at 12:00 am Runtime: 60 Minutes
THE HANDMAID'S TALE - Season 1 -- 10 Episodes
1x1 -- Apr 26, 2017 -- Offred 1x2 -- Apr 26, 2017 -- Birth Day 1x3 -- Apr 26, 2017 -- Late 1x4 -- May 03, 2017 -- Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum 1x5 -- May 10, 2017 -- Faithful 1x6 -- May 17, 2017 -- A Woman's Place 1x7 -- May 24, 2017 -- The Other Side 1x8 -- May 31, 2017 -- Jezebels 1x9 -- Jun 07, 2017 -- The Bridge 1x10 -- Jun 14, 2017 -- Night