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Watch the chilling first trailer for Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale

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‘My name is Offred, and I intend to survive’

Hulu has released the first trailer for its upcoming show The Handmaid’s Tale.

The tense teaser shows off Elizabeth Moss’ character Offred, a handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. We also get glimpses of the times before the collapse of the United States into an oppressive theocratic regime in which women are stripped of their rights.

The Handmaid’s Tale is adapted from the 1985 dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood. Atwood wrote the novel in response to rise of extreme-right religious groups in the 1980s. Atwood is serving as a Consulting Producer for the series.

Hulu has ordered 10 episodes for the first season, which will premiere on Hulu on April 26th, 2017.