Margaret Atwood will give input on season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu’s widely acclaimed adaptation of her seminal 1985 novel. The show, which wrapped its first season last week, closely followed the book’s premise, reimagining the dystopian autocracy of Gilead. It’s set in the near future, in which an oppressive regime has overthrown the government and reverted America to a fundamentalist theocracy. Much of humanity has been rendered infertile by an increasingly decaying environment, and the remaining fertile women are kept as surrogate slaves to repopulate society. Elisabeth Moss stars as the central protagonist, Offred, one of these such handmaids who becomes involved with the burgeoning resistance.
The series has been universally lauded as a timely, incisive …
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