Elisabeth Moss Cast in Hulu’s ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Adaptation

By Maryann Yin 

Handmaid's Tale (GalleyCat)Hulu plans to create a new drama series based on The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret AtwoodElizabeth Moss has landed the lead role of a handmaid named Offred.

According to Indiewire, Atwood will serve as a consulting producer on this adaptation project. The first of ten episodes will air in 2017.

Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter: “The drama tells the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the U.S. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted religious fundamentalism that treats women as property of the state. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (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.” (via Tor.com)