In April 2017, the premiere of the series “The Handmaid’s Tale” was held. It is based on the novel of the same name by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood. This novel was already filmed in 1989, when the movie “The Story of a Maid” was released on the screens. Now the creators decided to expand the story line, presenting a drama series to the audience. Already in May 2017, based on the launch ratings of the series, it was decided to release 2 seasons. Will there be The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 is unknown yet.
Information about the film
The film was shot by the American company MGM Television. The film’s directors are Reed Morano, Mike Barker. The latter is familiar to viewers on the TV series “The Stranger”, the films “Kill the King” and “Versailles”. The roles in the series were performed by Joseph Fiennes, Edie Inksetter, Alexis Bledel, Samira Wiley, Max Minghella, Yvonne Strahovski and others.
The main role went to Elizabeth Moss This is not her first film role, fans of American films could see her work in the series “Ghost Whisperer”, “Law & Order”, “Escape to Witch Mountain”, “Queen of Earth”.
The first season includes 10 series. Filming took place in Hamilton and Toronto. In the second season, 13 episodes are planned. The first trailer of the film was released in 2017.
The plot of the tv show
The action of the picture takes place in the fictional Republic of Gilead, which is formed in the US in the not too distant future. The Republic is constantly at war with other states. Power belongs entirely to the military. They established strict rules and laws, to which everyone must obey unconditionally. Officers and their wives can live in this mode quite freely, but for ordinary citizens life turns into a real hell.
Women are not at all sweet. The issue of fertility is acute. Only one in 100 women is capable of giving birth to a child. The female infertility of women leads to the fact that the authorities organize a strict selection among ordinary women of the republic. Capable of bearing babies of women, they are sent to special camps. They must become a kind of incubator, after the birth of children, they are immediately taken away from mothers and taken away, transferring to the education of officers for families.
A young girl working in libraries made an attempt to escape from the republic, but she was caught and sent to a special camp for maids who must give birth to children. Whose servant will she be, will she be able to escape and find her daughter? This is in the first season of the series “The Story of a Servant”.
What will be the continuation be about?
The first season of the series is based on the book of the same name. But the book has no continuation, so the second season will be the author’s solution of the writers. After viewing the first part, the audience left many questions, the past of the main heroine is not quite clear, the theme of the republic of Gilead, its structure, is not disclosed. It is possible that all the creators of the series are planning to do in the second season and the third plot of which is not yet revealed.
Presumably, Alexis Bladel will participate in the second part, as well as a permanent cast of actors. Details can be found only when the continuation of the story about the servant leaves the release date until 2018.