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Atwood pleased with 'The Handmaid's Tale' adaptation: 'It's just excellent'

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"They said it would be temporary". "On November 9, they thought maybe they were making a documentary".

The first three episodes of The Handmaid's Tale premieres on Hulu April 26, 2017, with new episodes being released every Wednesday following.

The short synopsis for episode 1 posted on TV Guide reads, "The series premiere of a drama about a fertile woman who is forced into sexual servitude in a dystopian society with a plunging birthrate". "It is a word that I don't want to be afraid of, and I think, point blank, there's no hiding it", Wiley said of the story about a totalitarian society in which women are valued merely as vessels for the viability of their reproductive organs.

"When they slaughtered Congress, we didn't wake up", Moss is heard saying in the trailer of the show. "Rightfully so. Because of the person that she is". She's sweating and wearing minimal clothing, and if you were in Gilead that would just be unbelievable.

"I'm very impressed with what they've been doing". And now I'm totally obsessed with it!

"I think that one of the messages of the book and of the show is to wake up and not sleep through it", Moss says.

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As Peggy Olson in "Mad Men", Moss was part of an era in which women were objectified and harassed.

Although the subject matter of The Handmaid's Tale is incredibly dark and, perhaps for some, all too relevant to our own world to bear, Moss believes that the series will leave viewers with a sense of hope. She wears a white bonnet, blood-red dress and a shroud of melancholy like a thick, suffocating blanket. Rotten Tomatoes, the renown review website, gave the brand-new show a 100 percent and it isn't the only organization impressed with the quality of Hulu's added content. And that is just another way to have the oppression right on top of these women.

Moss' problem, says Atwood, "is to show someone who is unable to speak out, because it's too unsafe, but who has to convey to the audience those emotions she is suppressing". "We have an enormous wave of marketing we're able to ride", says Bland.

"For me as an actor, the most fun thing to do is try to show an outer and an inner life", she says. In both style and tone, The Handmaid's Tale reminds me of Syfy's reboot of Battlestar Galactica, which I intend as a compliment.

DOWD: (As Aunt Lydia) I know this must feel very odd.

Elisabeth Moss: That scene, it's directly from the book and it really sets up this complexity of what is my husband supposed to say? "I also think I gained a little insight into how to cope with my own anxiety by living with Ali for a while".

Now, along with several other projects in the works, Moss looks forward to a hoped-for second season of "The Handmaid's Tale" as unfolding real life seems to reinforce its power as a cautionary tale.

During the passionate women's marches in January, some participants wielded signs referring to Atwood and her novel: "Make Margaret Atwood fiction again" and "The Handmaid's Tale is not an instructional manual".