A television adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has received a straight-to-series order from Hulu. Mad Men actress Elisabeth Moss will star.
Atwood will serve as consulting producer, while Bruce Miller will create, executive produce, and write the series. The Handmaid’s Tale will enter production later this year, and premiere on Hulu in 2017.
Elisabeth Moss in Mad Men
“I am thrilled that MGM and Hulu are developing The Handmaid’s Tale as a series, and extra thrilled that the very talented Elizabeth Moss will be playing the central character,” Atwood said. “The Handmaid’s Tale is more relevant now than when it was written, and I am sure the series will be watched with great interest.”