Step into the dystopian world of Hulu's The Handmaid’s Tale with new featurette

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Feb 28, 2017

Ahead of the show's premiere in April, Hulu has debuted a revealing new featurette for The Handmaid's Tale.

The 10-episode series created by Bruce Miller (The 100) is based on Margaret Atwood's (who also serves as consulting producer) award-winning 1985 classic novel of the same name. The dystopian sci-fi series stars Elisabeth Moss in the role of Offred and Joseph Fiennes as Commander Fred Waterford, the powerful high-ranking official and founding father of Gilead who is also the head of the household where Offred is a Handmaid.

Featuring interviews with executive producer Warren Littlefield (Fargo), showrunner Bruce Miller as well as Moss, Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck) and Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black), the video takes a look at the world of Gilead and why the extreme totalitarian regime came to exist (and how it works) whilst featuring lots of cool new footage.

The Handmaid's Tale also stars Ann Dowd (The Leftovers), O.T. Fagbenle (Looking), Madeline Brewer (Hemlock Grove) and Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) and is slated for an April 26 premiere.

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.

(via io9)