SBS has now confirmed an on-air date for The Handmaid’s Tale, which until now has been available at SBS On Demand.
It will premiere Wednesday, 16 August at 10.25pm following The Good Fight.
The 10 part series has won plenty of buzz and rave reviews, including recent Emmy nominations.
Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale tells the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what used to be part of the United States.
Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state, and is faced with environmental disasters and a plummeting birth rate.
In a desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world, the few remaining fertile women are forced into sexual servitude. One of these women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss), is determined to survive the terrifying world she lives in, and find the daughter that was taken from her.
Series One, Episode One: Offred
Offred, one the few remaining fertile women in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful commander and his resentful wife.
Wednesday, 16 August at 10.25pm on SBS.