The Handmaid’s Tale is coming to Stan

Stan has announced that THE HANDMAID’S TALE, from MGM Television, will stream on Stan from tomorrow.

  In an Australian first, season 1 of the multi-award winning TV adaptation of acclaimed author Margaret Atwood’s haunting novel, will be available in 4K, with no advertisements.

The series 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 birth-rate, 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 HANDMAID’S TALE, features an all-star cast, including Moss (Mad Men, Top of the Lake), Joseph Fiennes (American Horror Story: Asylum, Shakespeare in Love), Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black), Max Minghella (The Mindy Project), Australia’s Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck, Dexter),O-T Fagbenle (The Five), Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) and Ann Dowd (Compliance, The Leftovers).

THE HANDMAID’S TALE S1 will drop this Wednesday December 12 on Stan