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The Handmaid's Tale - New TV adaptation

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R00tat00tt00t Mon 17-Apr-17 00:04:07

Just seen a trailer for a new TV adaptation of the brilliant Margaret Atwood novel. Stars Elizabeth Moss and Alexis Bledel amongst others and looks pretty good. It's due to be streamed on a US service called Hulu in a few weeks but can't find any info on whether it'll be available in UK e.g. on Netflix. I'd love to watch this as recently re-read the book. Anyone know anymore about the TV series or any ideas on how to find it?

chocolateneededplease Mon 17-Apr-17 00:24:54

No help on where to find it but that sounds amazing! I can't wait to see that

R00tat00tt00t Mon 17-Apr-17 00:44:01

Hiya! Hopefully someone will come along with news of where to find it. If we find it, will start a discussion thread. Can you tell how excited/desperate for this I am?!

Nellyphants Mon 17-Apr-17 09:16:26

I'd love to see that. So much rubbish on tv.

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mizu Mon 17-Apr-17 09:43:53

Fav book of all time. Would love to see this, your link though doesn't work

TheDrsDocMartens Mon 17-Apr-17 10:12:30

It's my favourite book too. Hope they do a good job of it.

OddBoots Mon 17-Apr-17 10:15:35

Did I hear right the MA has a cameo in it? It certainly sounds like she was heavily involved in it so I have high hopes for it being going.

GavelRavel Mon 17-Apr-17 10:17:52

Comes out on April 26th apparently. Cant wait

SaskiaRembrandtWasFramed Mon 17-Apr-17 10:44:44

I hope it's better than the film adaptation, that was absolutely awful.

GavelRavel Mon 17-Apr-17 10:47:47

There doesn't seem to be any official way of watching it outside the us or Canada though which is odd given how popular its going to be. Surely someone will pick it up for European distribution? Obviously Hulu want it kept restricted to them for a massive spike in Hulu membership but given you can only officially watch Hulu in the US is the rest of the world meant to just scout around for it online ot watch Hulu with a VPN which they presumably don't wish to encourage?

GavelRavel Mon 17-Apr-17 10:48:33

Trailers look quite good, they've updated it with modern references etc apparently.

Error404usernamenotfound Mon 17-Apr-17 10:51:29

I'm going on the assumption that a UK channel/Netflix will pick it up soon. They'd better do anyway - that book rocked my sheltered little adolescent world shock

tabulahrasa Mon 17-Apr-17 10:56:01

"It certainly sounds like she was heavily involved in it so I have high hopes for it being going."

I'm pretty sure she was, she's been posting about it on Facebook for months.

JustDanceAddict Mon 17-Apr-17 21:02:12

Loved the book so hoping we can get it here.

TheSecondOfHerName Mon 17-Apr-17 21:03:25

Marking place as I liked the book

QueenieGoldstein Mon 17-Apr-17 21:04:36

I really hope it becomes available over here. It maybe the launch Hulu needs in the European market.

StarlingMurderation Wed 26-Apr-17 14:34:24

Just watched the first episode of this - really chilling.

MaxwellAndPeterson Wed 26-Apr-17 19:25:13

Hulu did a TV series adaptation of 11.22.63 (a Stephen King novel) last year, which was originally only shown in the US/Canada, but it eventually made its way into UK Sky. I think on Fox channel. Hopefully this adaptation will too.

Creatureofthenight Wed 26-Apr-17 19:27:22

I think it will be available first on Amazon Prime. Which I don't have sad

R00tat00tt00t Wed 26-Apr-17 21:37:49

Where are you StarlingMurderation? Are you in the US?

GavelRavel Wed 26-Apr-17 23:04:09

Just watched episode 1 too, they've got the menacing foreboding right, still.disturbing.i want the other 2 but am going to eke them.out a bit as i think it goes weekly after that

Missanneshirley Wed 26-Apr-17 23:06:23

Where did you watch it Gavel?

GavelRavel Wed 26-Apr-17 23:10:17

I'm.too paranoid about the Eyes now to tell you!

If there's enough people.watching it from US pace perhaps we should edit the thread to say that so we can discuss without spoiling it for people outside of US pace

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