Hulu has already renewed its dystopian drama “The Handmaid’s Tale” for a second season, the streaming platform announced Wednesday.
“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,” Hulu’s Head of Content Craig Erwich said in a statement Wednesday. “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 series, which is based on the novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood, follows Offred (Elisabeth Moss), a servant in the household of a high-ranking official in a totalitarian society called Gilead. Being one of the few remaining fertile women there, she is forced into sexual servitude.
The show was created by Bruce Miller with Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears and Warren Littlefield serving as executive producers. Atwood serves as consulting producer for the series.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” is produced by MGM Television and marks the first collaboration on an original series between Hulu and MGM.
Season 1 premiered on Hulu on April 26.