When margaret atwood’s “the handmaid’s tale,” was first released in 1985, the canadian author was well aware of the inroads the christian right had been making in us politics under president ronald reagan—and her science fiction novel depicted a dystopian future in which a far-right christian fundamentalist theocracy/dictatorship called the republic of gilead had been established in new england. Hulu ’s upcoming adaptation of margaret atwood’s “the handmaid’s tale” has everyone seeing red literally women dressed like the narrator of the classic yet still disturbingly relevant.
Margaret atwood wrote the handmaid’s tale, a dystopian novel about a society with a plummeting birth rate, in 1984 in the book, a totalitarian american regime strips women of their rights and. Handmaid’s tale: adaptation takes margaret atwood’s narrative to ever bleaker destinations margaret atwood’s the handmaid’s tale first look: season two of the handmaid’s tale.
In season one of the handmaid’s tale, press and social media attention consistently framed the television series as an adaptation of margaret atwood’s 1985 novel. “the handmaid’s tale” on hulu has been pretty good about margaret atwood’s novel on which it is based, but even early on, the show was expanding beyond the scope of the book in season 2 of “the handmaid’s tale,” the story stretches into all-new territory, following june (elisabeth moss) in the immediate aftermath of the big cliffhanger in season 1.
First look: season two of the handmaid’s tale extends atwood’s novel in our #metoo moment april 17, 2018 301am edt in season two, offred (elisabeth moss) reclaims the identity stripped from her by gilead.
That's how margaret atwood explains the theme to her 1985 novel the handmaid's tale — the sales of which have skyrocketed since the 2016 presidential election and april 26, the book finds home in a hulu adaptation — a 10-part series, which, though planned before the election, finds particular resonance today.