Get ready to brush up on your Margaret Atwood!
Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck) will play Serena Joy in Hulu’s upcoming series, The Handmaid’s Tale, EW has learned.
The 10-episode series — adapted from Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian 1985 novel — tells the story of Gilead, formerly part of the United States but now a totalitarian society where plunging birthrates and environmental disasters have led to women being treated as property of the state.
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) will star as Offred, one of the last fertile women who is forced into sexual servitude as a handmaid in The Commander’s (Joesph Fiennes) household. Orange Is the New Black‘s Samira Wiley will play Offred’s best friend, while Strahovski will portray the Commander’s wife.
The series, created and written by Bruce Miller, begins filming in Toronto this fall and is expected to premiere in 2017. Warren Littlefield, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, and Ilene Chaiken also serve as executive producers. MGM Television is producing and brought the series to Hulu.
Strahovski will next be seen in Marc Foster’s All I See Is You opposite Jason Clarke and Blake Lively.