“My name is Offred, and I intend to survive.”
The 1st appear at Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale — which will run in ten episodes, with the first premiering on April 26 — is blink-and-you are going to-miss-it short, but it certainly succeeds in chilling the viewer to the bone with a couple of powerful photos and even fewer lines.
In the trailer, we see Elisabeth Moss don a bonnet and scarlet garb as Offred, the narrator of The Handmaid’s Tale who’s forced to serve as a single in a world that’s been forever changed by an environmental disaster.
We see Offred withstand abuse. We see her share some intense stares with Moira — played by Samira Wiley, very best known for her function as Poussey in Orange Is the New Black — who’s her best friend and a bridge amongst her past and her bleak future. And we also see Alexis Bledel silenced by an intense face mask, which fails to conceal the sheer terror that speaks volumes in the brief second she appears onscreen.
We’ll surely understand more about the series in the coming weeks, but for now: Eep. Watch the trailer above, and verify this space for further Handmaid’s Tale updates prior to its premiere on Hulu on April 26.