With production started in August 2016, the adaptation of the memorable novel The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood was in charge of producer Bruce Miller.
To play our main character, the handmaid Offred ( whose name here is finally confirmed to be June) is Elizabeth Moss. Yvonne Strahovski portrays the Wife Serena Joy and her husband Commandant Fred Waterford is played by Joseph Fiennes.
Along those are Moira, Luke, Aunt Lydia, Janine, Emily, Nick and Rita.
A trick of lights and great fonts are recurrent and when not overused, creates its own storytelling of cinematic.
Uniforms,the mantra Nolite bastardes carborundorum/ Nolite te salopardes exterminorum, the cringe-worthy rituals of birth are still present and make us both terrified and appealed by the sense of details put in the show along with the meaning of those elements.
Just like in the novel, June finds herself dizzled with homesickness and the time she used to be free and happy, with her family and best friend. Flashbacks before Gilead introduced us to a different woman, a mistress, a mother, an editor, and a daughter. A nice add from this adaptation on-screen is the possibility to learn more about other characters aside from their lives of nowadays. We find out how Nick became Commandant Waterford's chauffeur or the reason why Serena can't have kids. Furthermore, while the book only followed June's point of view, until the end that is, we are here allowed to experience this totalitarian version of America amongst its main actors
It's noteworthy that Atwood was apart of the writer's rooms.
The first season is almost entirely based on the book, while season 2 and season 3 are left the writers' creative minds, with Atwood's support and the book still as a reference;
The music, particularly, make us experience the immersion in Gilead and the way of life that used to exist before, allowing us to be as memorized as some of us were with the writing style in the book.
Due the current pandemic, Season 4 was reported, which doesn't mean you can't start watching the first three season on Hulu!