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The Handmaid's Tale

Further Study

Movie Adaptations

Further Study Movie Adaptations

The Handmaid’s Tale, 1990
: Volker Schlöndorff
Notable Cast: Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway

Although the action is heavily cut and compressed, what remains is largely faithful to Atwood’s novel.

The Handmaid’s Tale, 2017-Present: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3
Creator: Bruce Miller
Notable Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes

The first season of this Emmy-winning TV drama series allows the action of the novel closely, although it adds additional material. For example, this Hulu adaptation imagines that Luke has survived and fled to Canada.