The Handmaid's Tale

MGM Television (2018)
Drama, Science Fiction
USA | English | Color | 13h

In a dystopian near-future, the totalitarian and Christian-fundamentalist government of Gilead rules the former United States amidst an ongoing civil war and subjugates women, who are not allowed to work, control money, or even read. Widespread infertility due to environmental contamination has resulted in the conscription of young fertile women—called Handmaids, according to biblical precedent—who are assigned to the homes of the elite, where they must have ritualized sex with the men in order to become pregnant and bear children for those men and their wives.

Cast View all

Clea DuVall Sylvia
Joseph Fiennes Commander Fred
Alexis Bledel Ofglen / Ofsteven / Emily
Ann Dowd Aunt Lydia
Elisabeth Moss Offred / June
Max Minghella Nick
Yvonne Strahovski Serena Joy
Samira Wiley Moira
Amanda Brugel Rita
O.T. Fagbenle Luke
Madeline Brewer Ofwarren / Janine
Jenessa Grant Dolores / Ofsamuel
Nina Kiri Alma / Ofrobert

Crew View all

Director Mike Barker
Writer Bruce Miller
Producer Dorothy Fortenberry
Photography Colin Watkinson
Musician Adam Taylor

Episodes View details

1 June 55 min | Apr 24, 2018

Offred reckons with the consequences of a dangerous decision while haunted by memories from her past and the violent beginnings of Gilead.

Director: Mike Barker
Writer: Bruce Miller
2 Unwomen 55 min | Apr 24, 2018

Offred adjusts to a new way of life. The arrival of an unexpected person disrupts the Colonies. A family is torn apart by the rise of Gilead.

Director: Mike Barker
Writer: Bruce Miller
3 Baggage 55 min | May 01, 2018

Offred reflects on her relationship with her mother as she navigates her way through Gilead. In Little America, Moira tries to cope with the trauma she endured.

Director: Kari Skogland
Writer: Bruce Miller
4 Other Women 55 min | May 08, 2018

A baby shower provokes a troubling shift in Offred’s relationship with Serena Joy. Offred reckons with the choice she made that led her to become a Handmaid.

Director: Kari Skogland
Writer: Bruce Miller
5 Seeds 55 min | May 15, 2018

Offred spirals as a Gilead ceremony disrupts her relationship with Nick. Janine tries to adjust to life in the Colonies, jeopardizing her friendship with Emily.

Director: Mike Barker
Writer: Bruce Miller
6 First Blood 55 min | May 22, 2018

Offred finds unexpected allies and obstacles in her search for a way to protect Hannah. The Commander prepares for the dedication of a new Red Center. Nick struggles with his new assignment.

Director: Mike Barker
Writer: Bruce Miller
7 After 55 min | May 29, 2018

An attack sends shockwaves through both Gilead and Little America. Serena Joy makes a dangerous choice in order to protect her family. Moira searches for someone from her past.

Director: Kari Skogland
Writer: Bruce Miller
8 Women's Work 55 min | Jun 05, 2018

A sick baby tests Offred and Serena. Janine finally faces Naomi.

Director: Kari Skogland
Writer: Bruce Miller
9 Smart Power 55 min | Jun 12, 2018

The Waterfords embark on a diplomatic trip abroad. Serena faces the temptation of life outside Gilead. Luke and Moira grapple with survivor's guilt. Offred seeks support from allies.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa
Writer: Dorothy Fortenberry
10 The Last Ceremony 55 min | Jun 19, 2018

A frustrated Serena becomes desperate. The Commander tries to make amends with Offred. Nick pushes Eden farther away. Offred is faced with an unexpected reunion.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa
Writer: Yahlin Chang
11 Holly 55 min | Jun 26, 2018

Offred faces a grueling challenge alone as she recalls her life as a mother. Serena Joy and the Commander deal with the fallout of their actions towards Offred.

Director: Daina Reid,
Writer: Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder,
12 Postpartum 55 min | Jul 03, 2018

Offred is sent to a familiar place. Nick is rocked by Gilead’s brutal response to a crime. Emily is assigned to a mysterious new house.

Director: Daina Reid, , , , , , , ,
Writer: Eric Tuchman, , , , , , , ,
13 The Word 55 min | Jul 10, 2018

Season Finale

Director: Mike Barker,
Writer: Bruce Miller, , , , , , ,


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