THIS Is Why We're So Excited That The Handmaid's Tale Finally Has A UK Release Date

THIS Is Why We're So Excited That The Handmaid's Tale Finally Has A UK Release Date
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If you're still pining after the epic that was Big Little Lies, this is the TV dream you've been waiting for. The Handmaid’s Tale - the Emmy-tipped adaptation of Margaret Attwood's classic feminist novel - will finally available to watch on UK TV later this month.

The show, which premiered to rave reviews in the US last month, is coming to the UK, as Channel 4 has confirmed that it has bought the rights to air it.

The 10-part series brings to life Atwood's distopian tale about a misogynist authoritarian regime which sees women made property of state. In order to rejuvinate a dwindling population, the females who can still bear children are incarcarated and used as breeders, known as handmaids.

Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss stars as the defiant Offred, one of Handmaids who is desperate to escape and be reunited with the child and husband she was taken from.

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The series also stars Samira Wiley (aka. Poussey in Orange is the New Black), Joseph Fiennes and Alexis Bledel (of Gilmore Girls fame).

Jay Hunt, Channel 4’s chief creative officer said: “The Handmaid’s Tale is a chilling and frighteningly topical exploration of a world where women are subjugated. I'm delighted that Channel 4 viewers will get to see this critically-acclaimed take on a classic novel.”

 
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