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[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)
Returns in April 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/26/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (13 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's second) on 5/3/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from Hulu's press release, November 2017) The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred's pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. "Gilead is within you" is a favorite saying of Aunt Lydia. In Season Two, Offred and all our characters will fight against - or succumb to - this dark truth.
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