Welcome to Gilead: Casting and Character Analysis for Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale

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As you may have heard, Hulu will soon be premiering its new series The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood’s famous novel of the same name, on April 28. The Handmaid’s Tale depicts a dystopian future in which the United States (now called the Republic of Gilead) has been taken over by a conservative theocracy. Women have virtually no rights in this new society, and reproductively viable young women called “Handmaids” are forced to serve as surrogate wombs for the government elite, most of whom have been left sterile by disease and environmental pollution. Continue Reading ›