Surprise! Alexis Bledel costars in Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale
We already knew Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, and Samira Wiley were all starring in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, but now EW can reveal that Gilmore Girls‘ own Alexis Bledel is also costarring as a fellow handmaid alongside Moss.
Based on Margaret Atwood’s incredible 1985 best-selling novel, the drama series — which premieres April 26 — tells the story of life in a not-so-far future dystopia called Gilead, formerly the United States, where birthrates have plummeted and society treats women as property of the state. Fertile women are in short supply and, due to the totalitarian caste system, forced into sexual servitude for high-ranked officers, in an attempt to repopulate. Moss plays Offred, one such handmaid, who must warily navigate her role in her household. Bledel plays Ofglen, her assigned companion, who may either be a friend or spy.
The Handmaid’s Tale was created, executive-produced, and written by Bruce Miller. Margaret Atwood served as a consulting producer, and Reed Morano directs the first three episodes.
Watch the teaser trailer below.