11:07am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Watch the First Trailer for Hulu's 'Handmaid's Tale'
The wait is almost over.
Hulu on Saturday released the first trailer for its highly anticipated adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale.
Picked up straight to series, the 10-episode drama stars Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss and is based on the book by award-winning Canadian author Margaret Atwood. The series takes place in Gilead, a futuristic but simplified world in which fertility issues abound and women's rights are a thing of the past. In order to keep the population up, government officials in a totalitarian society send young and fertile women — the "handmaids" — to affluent families, where they are forced to help couples procreate via sexual servitude.
Bruce Miller (The 100) penned the script for the MGM TV entry and will executive produce alongside Daniel Wilson (feature film The Handmaid's Tale), Fran Sears (The Sophisticated Gents) and Warren Littlefield (Fargo). Ilene Chaiken (Empire, The L Word) also will exec produce. Reed Morano will direct and exec produce the first three episodes. Atwood is on board as a consulting producer on the property, which was adapted as a feature film in 1990 starring Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway and Robert Duvall.
Handmaid's Tale debuts April 26 on Hulu. Watch the trailer below.