Hulu doesn’t share the same ranks as Netflix and Amazon just yet, but the streaming site is slowly but surely building its own prestigious status. Casual, 11.22.63 and The Path, for instance, have all demonstrated their growth, and they’ll only continue to rise with this year’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which now has a beautiful and unsettling first trailer and poster.
Based on Margaret Atwood’s bestselling novel of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale finds Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss as Offred, a woman attempting to survive a male-dominated totalitarian regime. She’s also among the few remaining fertile women forced to serve in sexual servitude in an attempt to repopulate the earth. Sounds like some pretty intense stuff, eh?
The ten episode first season, created, written and executive produced by Bruce Miller, was quite a challenge for Moss, as she told EW the following:
“This will go down as one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever had, but to be able to have a voice in this is an entirely different experience for me. It only makes me want to work harder.”
Co-starring Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black), Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls), Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd and O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid’s Tale premieres on April 26 on Hulu and we can’t wait to see what the streaming service has in store for us with their new series.