'The Handmaid's Tale' Air Date, Spoilers, News & Update: Final Trailer Released; Offred's Backstory Revealed

By Carrie Winters - 24 Mar '17 05:30AM

"The Handmaid's Tale" recently revealed its final video. The series is set to stream on Hulu and the trailer gives fans a glimpse on how the story will unfold.

According to a report, "The Handmaid's Tale" is based on the novel  written by Margaret Atwood that was published in 1985. It is set in a land of Gilead and has a dystopian story. The story sets women as possessions because of reproductive crisis.

"The Handmaid's Tale" focuses on Offred (Elizabeth Moss) who was once a free woman with a normal family. She is caught in between accepting her fate of being a possession of someone or if she will go against the rule of the new regime.

Finally, Hulu has revealed the final trailer for "The Handmaid's Tale." It gives fans a backstory about Offred's life. For those who have read the novel will be able to distinguish the familiar place of Gilead. The set from the novel will clearly be recreated in the series.

The story moves forward with Offred being captured and made into a possession for reproductive purposes in "The Handmaid's Tale." It is indicated that Atwood's novel gained back the attention of readers with the present U.S. presidency.

Meanwhile, "The Handmaid's Tale" is reported to have relevance with the events happening in this era. The women in the story are being stripped off their rights to become possessions of authority. They also will have to carry the child of a leader in order for the population to move up.

The series also had several promotions done. In fact, in the latest SXSW festival that was held in Austin, Texas, women were dressed like the handmaids in "The Handmaid's Tale" and were asked to walk around with the costumes.

"The Handmaid's Tale" is set to stream on Hulu on April 26.

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