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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is going to air on Channel 4 this month

Ellie Walker-Arnott
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Ellie Walker-Arnott

The UK has been feeling rather left out recently. Hulu’s adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has been airing in America to critical acclaim, think pieces and social media debates. And all the while we’ve been in the dark. 

Thankfully, Channel 4 has now secured the rights to the dystopian series, so we can find out what all the fuss is about. 

The tense ten-part series, which stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Alexis Bledel and Samira Wiley, will air on the UK channel later this month. 

It follows Offred (Moss), a woman forced into sexual servitude in Gilead, a society with a plunging birth rate in which the few remaining fertile women have become property of the state. She’s a handmaid in the commander’s household, attempting to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her. 

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ will air on Channel 4 this month. 

In other news, here’s our pick of the best TV and film to watch on demand and the best movies in cinemas this summer.

Oh, and you can watch ‘Romeo + Juliet’ this summer on Time Out’s floating cinema on the Thames.  

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