Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Elisabeth Moss Joins for TV Adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 'Handmaid's Tale'

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Elisabeth Moss Joins for TV Adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 'Handmaid's Tale'

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Elisabeth Moss to star in 'Handmaid's Tale' adaptation

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TORONTO - An adaptation of Margaret Atwood's totalitarian gender study "The Handmaid's Tale" will star "Mad Men" actress Elisabeth Moss.

The Golden Globe-winner will play the lead role of Offred in a series being produced by U.S. streaming service Hulu and MGM Television.

Atwood will be consulting producer on the show while its executive producers include Warren Littlefield, who helped bring "Fargo" to the small screen.

"The Handmaid's Tale" is set in a dystopian future in which women are property of the state.

After being torn from her daughter and enslaved by her male owner, Offred struggles to survive in the male-dominated society while searching for ways to reunite with her family.

"The Handmaid's Tale" was considered a breakthrough novel when it was published in 1985, winning the Governor General's Award for English fiction and the Arthur C. …

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