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Watch The First Teaser For Hulu's Series Adaptation Of The Handmaid's Tale

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Hulu's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel The Handmaid's Tale -- a dystopian story about the U.S. after it's become an evangelical theocracy in which fertile women are enslaved as breeding stock for powerful men whose wives can no longer conceive -- SURE HAS BECOME DISTURBINGLY TIMELY, HUH. At Hulu's panel for the show this weekend at the Television Critics Association press tour, the casting of Alexis Bledel as Ofglen, a compatriot of Elisabeth Moss's protagonist, Offred, was finally announced, though you can only really spot her in the teaser below for a second, and with half her face obscured by a gag. (More visible is their co-star Samira Wiley.) Watch.

If this vision of what a totally imaginary future in which women's rights have been eroded has disturbed you, perhaps you might look into RAINN and She Should Run.

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