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[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 TBA 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, May 2017) On the heels of its extraordinary week one premiere, Hulu is pleased to announce that it has picked up The Handmaid's Tale for a second season, set to debut in 2018. Based on the award-winning, best-selling novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale premiere has been watched by more Hulu viewers than any other series premiere - original or acquired - on the service, drawing acclaim from both fans and critics. "The response we've seen to The Handmaid's Tale in just one week since its premiere has been absolutely incredible. It has been an honor to work with this talented team of cast and creators to develop a series that has struck such a chord with audiences across the country," said Erwich. "As we continue to expand our strong slate of original programming, The Handmaid's Tale is exactly the type of gripping and thought-provoking storytelling we want to bring to viewers. We can't wait to explore the world of Gilead and continue Margaret's vision with another season on Hulu." The Handmaid's Tale follows the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. The series is created, executive produced and written for television by Bruce Miller (THE 100), who serves as the series' showrunner. The Handmaid's Tale is executive produced by Miller, Warren Littlefield (FARGO), Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears and Ilene Chaiken. Margaret Atwood is a consulting producer for the series. The Handmaid's Tale is produced by MGM Television and marks the first collaboration for an original series between Hulu and MGM.
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