The buzz surrounding the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is palpable. You can literally feel it in the air. And with good reason. A small book that somehow creates a world so deep you barely skim the top of it.
With a totally slammin’ cast including ‘Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel and ‘Orange is the New Black’s Samira Wiley, it’s set to rock your TV screen. Well… Not probably YOUR TV screen.
Because unless you have Hulu, which is a US streaming service, then sorry, no story of female oppression and rebellion for you.
Neither Amazon nor Netflix have come forward to say they’ve bought the rights in the UK, sooo… We just gotta sit tight and wait, and maybe pray to whoever will listen to bring it to our shores so we can watch it without spoilers!
— Margaret E. Atwood (@MargaretAtwood) January 10, 2017
But we CAN take a moment to truly appreciate how badass the trailer is:
Not only is it giving us serious chills, fans of the book will already spot things that might have changed.
It looks dark, but it’s quite possibly the most fitting adaptation for our current circumstances. Scary times call for scarier pieces of cinema. With free speech and a right to creative expression being questioned, women being silenced and demoralised, politicians taking to Twitter in petty feuds with female actors rather than focusing on actual politics… It’s a good time to be a young woman. #sarcasm
What do you think? Are you excited for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’? Tell us in the comments below!