The Handmaid’s Tale

Margaret Atwood
Further Study

Movie Adaptations

Further Study Movie Adaptations

The Handmaid’s Tale, 1990
Director: 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
Creator: Bruce Miller
Notable Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes

The first season of this television show follows 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.