The Handmaid's Tale

In a dystopian near-future, the totalitarian and Christian-fundamentalist government of Gilead rules the former United States amidst an ongoing civil war and subjugates women, who are not allowed to work, control money, or even read. Widespread infertility due to environmental contamination has resulted in the conscription of young fertile women—called Handmaids, according to biblical precedent—who are assigned to the homes of the elite, where they must have ritualized sex with the men in order to become pregnant and bear children for those men and their wives.

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  • TheTVDB.com Series ID 321239
  • Status Continuing
  • Airs Wednesday, at 3:00am
  • Runtimes 49 minutes (5 episodes) 55 minutes (4 episodes) 51 minutes (4 episodes) 54 minutes (3 episodes) 46 minutes (3 episodes) 52 minutes (2 episodes) 58 minutes (2 episodes) 53 minutes (2 episodes) 47 minutes (2 episodes) 57 minutes (2 episodes) 60 minutes (1 episode) 45 minutes (1 episode) 63 minutes (1 episode) 56 minutes (1 episode) 48 minutes (1 episode) 50 minutes (1 episode) 64 minutes (1 episode)
  • Genres Drama
  • Plot Characteristics Flashbacks
  • Relationship Types Husband/Wife
  • Social Topics Gender Equality LGBT Rights
  • Sub-Genre Adaptation Critically Acclaimed LGBTQ Political
  • TV Type or Format Story-based Drama
  • Time Period Near Future
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  • Created December 16, 2016 by mrsangeld
  • Modified June 2, 2020 by georginasj5

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