The latest episode of The Handmaid's Tale broke a lot of ground with its portrayal of a scene that was not only crucial for the series, but also a fantastic representation of a truly human experience. We spoke to the episode's director about how she and star Elisabeth Moss brought that moment to life, and why it proves we need more women behind the camera.
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It's a moment nine months in the making - although, in another way, it's been in the works a lot longer than that. The most recent episode of The Handmaid's Tale isn't just a gorgeous hour of television, it's done something few other shows or films ever have: It gave us the miracle of life, in all its pain and beauty. It's an episode everyone should witness.
Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale was published back in 1985, but the Hulu adaptation of its grim, deeply emotional story of female oppression was one of 2017's best, most gripping (and unfortunately most timely) TV shows, and that's sure to be the case again this year with season two. Here's how to catch up on - or remember - the events of season one, where the characters were left, and generally just how insanely awful the world of Gilead is for women.
So far, what we've seen of The Handmaid's Tale season two has encompassed grim photos that included a bloodied June/Offred (Elisabeth Moss), as well as yesterday's eerie trailer. But according to showrunner Bruce Miller, the tone of season two won't be drastically different from what worked so well in season one.
Today Hulu announced that its 10-episode adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian The Handmaid's Tale will premiere in the US 26 April 2017. It also released an array of character images, including this pensive shot of star Elisabeth Moss, along with several faces that didn't appear in the first-look photos, such as Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black) as Moira, an ally to Moss' Offred.
Hulu's 10-episode adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is coming in April 2017, and the network just released some lovely first-look images. Elisabeth Moss stars as Offred, a woman trapped in Gilead, a newly-formed dystopian society that only values her ability to aid repopulation efforts.