The Handmaid’s Tale – a television drama based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood – will premiere exclusively in Canada on Bravo, beginning April 30, 2017.
Season one of the 10-episode drama kicks off on Sunday, April 30, with a special two-hour episode from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m ET (10 p.m. – midnight PT) on Bravo. The series continues with one-hour episodes on subsequent Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, beginning May 7.
Additionally, the entire first season will be available later this spring on Bell Media’s video streaming service CraveTV.
The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state. 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 a devastated world.
In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life, Offred navigates between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
The Handmaid’s Tale was filmed in Toronto from September 2016 to February 2017. Atwood is a consulting producer.
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