Where to watch The Handmaid’s Tale online in Australia
This Emmy Award-winning series of abuse and oppression isn't for the faint-hearted.
Novelist, poet, inventor and all-round marvel Margaret Atwood is no stranger to the realm of film and TV, having seen her novels The Robber Bride, Payback and Surfacing all make the jump from paper to the big and small screens. Atwood can now add a third screen to that list, with her 1985 novel The Handmaid's Tale adapted into a 10-part online series thanks to American streaming service Hulu.
Starring Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Joseph Fiennes (American Horror Story) and Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls), the brutally dark series explores a near-future world where fertility rates have fallen so low women have been forced into positions of sexual slavery – "handmaids" in the insidious language of the world's totalitarian government. The first season covers the events of the original book, while the upcoming second season will explore further questions the novel left unanswered.
Though exclusive to Hulu in the US, Aussies keen on checking out The Handmaid's Tale can find it on the services below: