The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

  • Seasons:
  • 1
The drama series, based on the award-winning, best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state. 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 a devastated world. In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life, Offred navigates between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids -- where anyone could be a spy for Gilead -- with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
The drama series, based on the award-winning, best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state. 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 a devastated world. In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life, Offred navigates between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids -- where anyone could be a spy for Gilead -- with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.

Season 1 (13 episodes)

  • 0. Her Story Is Our Story (Teaser)

    Runtime: 0:32 min.

    Runtime: 0:32 min. Welcome to Gilead. Buckle in and find out what's in store on this season of The Handmaid's Tale.

  • 0. My Name Is Offred (Teaser Trailer)

    Runtime: 0:32 min.

    Runtime: 0:32 min. Meet our chief protagonist Offred in this chilling teaser.

  • 0. The Handmaid's Tale First-Look Teaser

    Runtime: 0:32 min.

    Runtime: 0:32 min. Introduce yourself to the world of The Handmaid's Tale.

  • 1. Offred

    Original air date: 04/26/2017 Runtime: 57:22 min.

    Original air date: 04/26/2017 Runtime: 57:22 min. Offred, one the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife. 

  • 2. Birth Day

    Original air date: 04/26/2017 Runtime: 46:50 min.

    Original air date: 04/26/2017 Runtime: 46:50 min. Offred and her fellow Handmaids assist with the delivery of Janine's baby, prompting Offred to recall her own daughter’s birth. Offred draws closer to Ofglen while dreading a secret meeting with the Commander.  

  • 3. Late

    Original air date: 04/26/2017 Runtime: 53:06 min.

    Original air date: 04/26/2017 Runtime: 53:06 min. Offred visits Janine’s baby with Serena Joy and remembers the early days of the revolution before Gilead. Ofglen faces a difficult challenge.

  • 4. Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum

    Original air date: 05/03/2017 Runtime: 52:47 min.

    Original air date: 05/03/2017 Runtime: 52:47 min. Punished by Serena Joy, Offred begins to unravel and reflects on her time with Moira at the Red Center. A complication during the Ceremony threatens Offred’s survival with the Commander and Serena Joy.

  • 5. Faithful

    Original air date: 05/10/2017 Runtime: 53:18 min.

    Original air date: 05/10/2017 Runtime: 53:18 min. Serena Joy makes Offred a surprising proposition. Offred remembers the unconventional beginnings of her relationship with her husband.

  • 6. A Woman's Place

    Original air date: 05/17/2017 Runtime: 54:49 min.

    Original air date: 05/17/2017 Runtime: 54:49 min. A Mexican Ambassador visiting Gilead questions Offred about her life as a Handmaid. Serena Joy reflects on her marriage and the role she once played in Gilead’s inception.

  • 7. The Other Side

    Original air date: 05/24/2017 Runtime: 47:14 min.

    Original air date: 05/24/2017 Runtime: 47:14 min. Remembering her family’s treacherous escape attempt, a shocking revelation from life before Gilead provides a new perspective on Offred’s life.

  • 8. Jezebels

    Original air date: 05/31/2017 Runtime: 49:50 min.

    Original air date: 05/31/2017 Runtime: 49:50 min. The Commander surprises Offred with a secret adventure in Gilead. Nick’s troubled past leads to his recruitment by the Sons of Jacob.

  • 9. The Bridge

    Original air date: 06/07/2017 Runtime: 49:58 min.

    Original air date: 06/07/2017 Runtime: 49:58 min. Offred embarks on a dangerous mission for the resistance. Janine moves to a new posting. Serena Joy suspects the Commander’s infidelity.

  • 10. Night

    Original air date: 06/14/2017 Runtime: 60:01 min.

    Original air date: 06/14/2017 Runtime: 60:01 min. Serena Joy confronts Offred and the Commander. Offred struggles with a complicated, life-changing revelation. The Handmaids face a brutal decision.