An original Hulu series, The Handmaid’s Tale has captured the attention of many viewers around the world and has become the most talked about drama series since Game Of Thrones and Breaking Bad.
Created by Bruce Miller, The Handmaid’s Tale is based on a 1985 novel of the same name by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. The show is set in a dystopian society with an emphasis on fertile women called “handmaids”.
Date of publication: The first episode of The Handmaid’s Tale was released on April 26, 2017.
Seasons: There are in total 4 seasons In the series.
Is The Handmaid’s Tale available on Netflix?
The Handmaid’s Tale is a Hulu original show, it is only available on Hulu and not on Netflix. There is a very slim chance that it will be available on Netflix, that too is an assumption well into the years.
Many people expected the show to be streamed on Netflix, but none of the seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale are available on Netflix and have never been.
Cast of the Handmaid’s Tale
The show features,
- Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne or Offred
- Joseph Fiennes as Commander Fredrick “Fred” Waterford
- Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy Waterford
- Alexis Bledel as Dr. Emily Malek.
- Madeline Brewer as Janine Lindo
- Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia Clements
- O.T. Fagbenle as Luke Bankole
- Max Minghella as Commander Nick Blaine
- Samira Wiley as Moira Strand
- Amanda Brugel as Rita Blue
- Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence
- Sam Jaeger as Mark Tuello
Plotline of the Handmaid’s Tale
A dystopian society where fertility rates have plummeted due to sexually transmitted diseases and environmental pollution, The Handmaid’s Tale revolves around fertile women who are forced into sexual services to increase the society’s fertility rate.
The government of Gilead was established after the Second Civil War in the former United States. Both the maidservant and much of the society are divided into different classes that assign them tasks and degrees of freedom.
The women are mistreated and constantly objectified. They are treated as state property. One of the maidservants, June Osborne, renamed Offred, is determined to survive in this power-hungry society and reunite with the daughter who was taken from her.
The Handmaid’s Tale Trailer
If you haven’t seen The Handmaid’s Tale yet and are wondering whether you should watch it or not, you can watch the trailer for the series here and make up your mind,
Where can you watch The Handmaid’s Tale?
You can stream The Handmaid’s Tale on hulu Since it is an original Hulu show, all episodes will be available to stream on this platform.
In the United Kingdom, Channel 4 streams the show exclusively and Amazon Prime in the UK also has the rights to stream The Handmaid’s Tale.
The Handmaid’s Tale is a first Hulu original hit show to receive eight Primetime Emmy Awards out of 13 nominations. While the show isn’t available on Netflix, you’ll need to watch the show on Hulu.