Say what you will about the quality of today’s Super Bowl commercials, but there are few that truly make me stop to watch them. Hulu’s first every Super Bowl ad for its new series, The Handmaid’s Tale, did just that. With stunning visuals and what seems like a compelling premise, the teaser features Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss and Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel as handmaids stuck in some kind twisted and dystopian society. Check out the official synopsis below.
Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values’. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
The Handmaid’s Tale will premiere on April 26, 2017 only on Hulu.