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05/02/2016

Elisabeth Moss joins for TV adaptation of ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

Elisabeth Moss arrives at the Industry Screening of

Elisabeth Moss arrives at the Industry Screening of "Truth" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. An adaptation of Margaret Atwood's totalitarian gender study "The Handmaid's Tale" will star "Mad Men" actress Moss.The Golden Globe-winner will play the lead role of Offred in a series being produced by U.S. streaming service Hulu and MGM Television

 

An adaptation of Margaret Atwood's totalitarian gender study "The Handmaid's Tale" will star "Mad Men" actress Elisabeth Moss.

 

The Golden Globe-winner will play the lead role of Offred in a series being produced by U.S. streaming service Hulu and MGM Television.

 

Atwood will be consulting producer on the show while its executive producers include Warren Littlefield, who helped bring "Fargo" to the small screen.

 

"The Handmaid's Tale" is set in a dystopian future in which women are property of the state.

 

After being torn from her daughter and enslaved by her male owner, Offred struggles to survive in the male-dominated society while searching for ways to reunite with her family.

 

"The Handmaid's Tale" was considered a breakthrough novel when it was published in 1985, winning the Governor General's Award for English fiction and the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

 

"'The Handmaid's Tale' is more relevant now than when it was written, and I am sure the series will be watched with great interest," Atwood said in a statement.

 

"I have read the first two scripts and they are excellent. I can hardly wait to see the finished episodes."

 

Hulu says the series will begin production later this year for a scheduled premiere in 2017 on its streaming platform, which is only available in the U.S.

 

Canadian viewers will have to wait to find out where they can watch the show — a domestic distributor hasn't been announced yet.



    Editor:Albert | Source: The Canadian Press


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