New 'Handmaid's Tale' Teaser Released on International Women's Day (VIDEO)
Elisabeth Moss as Offred in Hulu's adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale
On Wednesday, Hulu released a new teaser trailer for its highly anticipated new series The Handmaid's Tale, which is based on the Margaret Atwood novel and debuts its 10-episode first season April 26.
The timeliness of the teaser and its title—"Her Story is Our Story"—surely isn't lost on anyone who recognizes that Wednesday, March 8, is also International Women's Day, which commemorates the ongoing movement for women's rights. The Handmaid's Tale envisions the horrific future society of Gilead, which has replaced the United States, where those rights do not exist. In Gilead, women are viewed as property of the state, with their bodies and reproduction controlled by male leaders.
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The teaser effectively gives us a brief glimpse of "her story"— the story of Offred (Elisabeth Moss), the Handmaid of the title—as we see flashbacks of her life prior to Gilead interspersed with her new life as a Handmaid. Playing over the clip is an eerie, and rather ironic, use of "Amazing Grace."
Check out the new teaser:
The Handmaid's Tale, April 26, Hulu