It’s official: The Handmaid’s Tale is finally, finally coming to the UK – and we have Channel 4 to thank.
Channel 4 announced that it will begin showing Hulu’s dystopian drama, starring Elisabeth Moss and Alexis Bledel, later this month.
Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale centres on a totalitarian society in which women such as Offred (Moss) are treated as property of the state and are forced into sexual servitude.
“The Handmaid’s Tale is a chilling and frighteningly topical exploration of a world where women are subjugated,” Channel 4’s chief creative officer Jay Hunt said.
“I’m delighted that Channel 4 viewers will get to see this critically-acclaimed take on a classic novel.”
The announcement comes a couple of weeks after people directed their frustrations at the series not showing in the UK towards Hulu.
At the time, the US streaming service said it “does not have international streaming rights for its content, meaning the service is not currently available outside the US”, before adding that “expanding across the pond is part of our long-term goals”.
Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Ann Dowd, Samira Wiley and Madeline Brewer also star in the show.
The Handmaid’s Tale has already been renewed for a second season, which is great. You can watch a trailer for the first season below:
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