Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale': Everything You Need To Know About The Adaptation

Alexandria Ingham

The first ad for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale dropped during Super Bowl LI, and people were instantly talking about it. With a series of political ads, it's no surprise that people wanted to find out more about this dystopian future series. Here's all you need to know about the upcoming series before it premieres on April 26, 2017.

There is the room for feminist movements and America is known as Gilead. There's no confirmation that the name of the country is going to be the same in the Hulu adaptation.

It's won numerous awards, but many people may never have heard of it. However, thanks to the Super Bowl ad, people want to know more. The Canadian author is now at the top of the Amazon best-seller's list, according to the Loop.

Why is it so important now? Well, many say that it is due to the current state of politics in the United States.

This makes The Handmaid's Tale scarier than it initially seems. If people have done it before, then what's to stop them from doing it all again?

The only possible pure speculation is the world where childbearing is becoming increasingly difficult. The women like main character Offred, played by Elizabeth Moss, have been handpicked because of their proven childbearing capabilities. They are forced to bear children from masters of households whose wives are barren.

Flashbacks are sometimes necessary. There is hope that Hulu will fit them in seamlessly and make sure they are clearly defined as a different part of the storytelling. O. T. Fagbenle will play the role of Luke, Offred's husband from America.

The flashbacks will likely happen within with the current day storyline. During flashbacks, Offred had an affair with a man called Nick, who is part of the government in Gilead and pretends not to recognize Offred. Could he play a deeper role and be the reason for Offred's current state of living?

There are hopes that the resistance will have a deeper role to play in the series than it does in the books.

The Handmaid's Tale is terrifyingly relevant to the total state of the world. If some of the top players around the world have their own way, we could certainly see women, LGBT, and lower-class rights diminished. The novel-to-TV adaptation will take us through the potential of such a dystopian future should it happen.

The adaptation of Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale comes to Hulu on April 26.

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