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[05/02/18 - 06:34 AM]
Hulu Surges Past 20 Million U.S. Subscribers and Announces Plans to Offer Advertising in Live TV This Quarter
Plus: "The Handmaid's Tale" renewed for season three; "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Ramy" land series orders; and "Castle Rock," "Into The Dark" get premiere dates.

[04/30/18 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 30
Updates include: Dan Trachtenberg tapped to helm Amazon's "The Boys"; Jimmy Kimmel to voice "Man of the House" at ABC; and quartet cast in SundanceTV's "Unspeakable."

[03/28/18 - 10:14 AM]
Video: "The Handmaid's Tale" Season 2 Trailer
The first two episodes of the 13-episode season launch on Wednesday, April 25.

[03/14/18 - 11:00 AM]
First Look Photo: Alexis Bledel in "The Handmaid's Tale" Season Two
"The Handmaid's Tale" will launch on Hulu on April 25 with two episodes.

[03/08/18 - 09:39 AM]
Video: "The Handmaid's Tale" Teaser Art and Trailer
The first two episodes of the second season will stream on Wednesday, April 25.

[02/15/18 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 15
Updates include: Bokeem Woodbine to lead "Main Justice" for CBS; Kat Dennings cast in ABC's "How May We Hate You"; and Jeffrey Tambor is officially out of Amazon's "Transparent."

[01/25/18 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 25
Updates include: USA nixes "American Rust," "Damnation"; ABC orders pilot for "The Greatest American Hero"; and The CW begins pilot order with "Charmed," "Dead Inside."

[01/15/18 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 15
Updates include: Netflix cancels Maria Bamford's "Lady Dynamite"; Chai Hansen cast in Freeform's "Shadowhunters"; and Marisa Tomei to visit Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale."

[01/14/18 - 09:03 AM]
Hulu Expands Originals Slate and Announces New Content Deals at Television Critics Association Press Tour
Highlights include a full series order for "Catch-22," a six-part limited series event from George Clooney, Paramount Television and Anonymous Content based on one of the most significant novels of the twentieth century.

[01/12/18 - 11:11 AM]
First Look: "The Handmaid's Tale" Season Two
"The Handmaid's Tale" season two premieres in April only on Hulu.

[01/09/18 - 09:00 AM]
Hulu Grows to Over 17 Million Subscribers in 2017, Emerges as Powerful Pay TV Alternative Combining Live Television with the Largest SVOD TV Library in the U.S.
The top three dramas on Hulu in 2017, based on hours watched, were "Law & Order: SVU," "This is Us" and "The Handmaid's Tale."

[11/28/17 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 28
Updates include: Meghan Markle confirms exit from USA's "Suits"; Sydney Sweeney tapped for Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale"; and Saïd Taghmaoui out at FX's "Legion."

[11/14/17 - 06:18 AM]
Hulu's 2018 Midseason Programming Slate
The streaming service sets premiere dates for "The Path" (Wednesday, January 17), "The Looming Tower" (Wednesday, February 28) and "Hard Sun" (Wednesday, March 7).

[10/26/17 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 26
Updates include: AMC orders third season of "Preacher"; ABC pulls "Ten Days in the Valley" from Sunday nights; and Aidan Gillen to star in History's "Blue Book."

[08/17/17 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 17
Updates include: ABC lands live-action take on "The Jetsons"; Frances O'Connor to star in Hulu's "Locke & Key"; and Paul Scheer to pen the "Galaxy Quest" TV series for Amazon.

[06/22/17 - 09:13 AM]
Alexis Bledel Returns for "The Handmaid's Tale" Season Two
The 13-episode second season is scheduled to go back into production this fall and will premiere in 2018.

[05/03/17 - 06:46 AM]
Hulu Amplifies Growth with Original Series Orders, New Content Deals and Premium Advertising Innovations at 2017 Upfront Presentation
Hulu is pleased to announce that it has picked up "The Handmaid's Tale" for a second season, set to debut in 2018.

[04/04/17 - 10:42 AM]
"The Handmaid's Tale" Art Release
The first 3 episodes premiere on Wednesday, April 26 on Hulu with one each week following.

[03/23/17 - 09:06 AM]
Video: "The Handmaid's Tale" Full-Length Trailer Now Available
The series premieres with three episodes on April 26 with subsequent episodes streaming weekly on Wednesdays.

[03/08/17 - 11:35 AM]
Video: "The Handmaid's Tale" Teaser Trailer
The 10-episode first season premieres on Wednesday, April 26.

[02/24/17 - 10:04 AM]
Video: The Story of "The Handmaid's Tale"
The 10-episode first season premieres Wednesday, April 26 on Hulu.

[02/03/17 - 06:50 AM]
Video: "The Handmaid's Tale" - Super Bowl Spot
This is Hulu's first Super Bowl spot for an original series.

[01/05/17 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 5
Updates include: Cher to star in Lifetime's movie "Flint"; TBS to transform "Conan"; and Gerald McRaney cast in FOX's "24: Legacy."

[12/16/16 - 08:07 AM]
"The Handmaid's Tale" - Launch Date + New Photos
The drama series, based on the award-winning, best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, will premiere on Wednesday, April 26.

[12/02/16 - 08:10 AM]
"The Handmaid's Tale" First Look Photos
Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski and Samira Wiley co-star in the drama, premiering in April.

[11/16/16 - 10:15 AM]
Hulu's Mid-Season Programming Slate
Return dates are set for "The Path," "The Mindy Project" and "Casual," among others.

[10/27/16 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 27
Updates include: Universal Television mulls "Will & Grace" revival; Jim Gaffigan bound for new season of "Fargo"; and TV Land taps trio for "Heathers."

[09/28/16 - 11:50 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 28
Updates include: Molly Parker to lead "Lost in Space" at Netflix; Garret Dillahunt set to star in TNT's "Monsters of God"; and Jon Seda to transition from "Chicago P.D." to "Chicago Justice."

[09/07/16 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 7
Updates include: Jessica Biel to lead "The Sinner" at USA; Charles Murray exits FOX's "Star"; and O.T. Fagbenle cast in "The Handmaid's Tale" at Hulu.

[08/29/16 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 29
Updates include: Alison Brie to topline Netflix's "G.L.O.W."; Yvonne Strahovski signs onto "The Handmaid's Tale" at Hulu; and Zach Braff to star in ABC's "Start Up."

[08/23/16 - 10:40 AM]
Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" Casting - Joseph Fiennes
A founding father of Gilead and powerful, high-ranking official, Commander Waterford rules the household where Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a handmaid.

[08/16/16 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 16
Updates include: E! nixes "I Am Cait" after two seasons; Catherine Zeta-Jones signs on for FX's "Feud"; and Nia Long cast in Lifetime's "Beaches" remake.

[07/25/16 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 25
Updates include: Alicia Silverstone to star as TV Land's "American Woman"; Joe Dinicol cast as Ragman on The CW's "Arrow"; and Samira Wiley scores role on Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale."

[07/15/16 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: July 14-15
Updates include: Andy Samberg, HBO reteam for "Tour de Pharmacy"; Sandrine Holt joins the cast of "MacGyver" at CBS; and Max Minghella, Ann Dowd both board Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale."

[07/13/16 - 12:16 PM]
Reed Morano Directing "The Handmaid's Tale"
Morano will direct the first three episodes of the project, an ongoing drama series based on the award-winning, best-selling novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood.

[05/04/16 - 05:00 AM]
Hulu Goes Bigger and Bolder at 2016 Upfront Presentation
The streaming service has picked up critically acclaimed drama series "The Path" for a second season, as well as comedy series "The Mindy Project" for season five.

[04/29/16 - 12:36 PM]
Hulu Announces Straight-to-Series Order for "The Handmaid's Tale" from MGM Television
The series will be created, executive produced and written by Bruce Miller with Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears and Warren Littlefield serving as executive producers.







HANDMAID'S TALE, THE (HULU)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/26/17 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2018)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 3:01 AM-4:00 AM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (13 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's third) on 5/2/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from Hulu's press release, May 2018) Following its record-breaking season two premiere last week -- which has already doubled its audience versus season one -- Hulu has renewed the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning series The Handmaid's Tale for a third season. Since its premiere in April 2017, The Handmaid's Tale has gone on to become the first series ever on a streaming video on-demand service to take both the Golden Globe and Emmy Award for Best Drama Series. The Handmaid's Tale is an eight-time Emmy Award-winning drama series and has garnered more than 30 prestigious awards to date, including a 2018 Peabody Award. Based on the award-winning, best-selling novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale became the most-viewed series debut on Hulu ever in its first week and has drawn acclaim from both fans and critics since its series premiere. Starring Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O-T Fagbenle, Max Minghella, Samira Wiley, and Amanda Brugel, the series is created for television by Bruce Miller, who serves as the series' showrunner. The Handmaid's Tale is executive produced by Miller, Warren Littlefield, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Ilene Chaiken and Elisabeth Moss. Margaret Atwood serves as a co-executive producer for season three of the series.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia
· Elisabeth Moss as Offred
· Joseph Fiennes as Commander Fred Waterford
· Madeline Brewer as Janine
· Max Minghella as Nick
· O.T. Fagbenle as Luke
· Samira Wiley as Moira
· Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bruce Miller as CRTR/EP
· Daniel Wilson as EP
· Fran Sears as EP
· Ilene Chaiken as EP
· Margaret Atwood as BOOK/CP
· Reed Morano as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Warren Littlefield as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· MGM Television