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Postby speakers » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:19 pm

Today, Hulu not only announced that they are adapting Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, it’s also already ordered a full season of the show and cast the lead.

Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) will play Offred, the titular “handmaid.”If you’re wondering what plot, other than survival, will drive Hulu’s version, this part of the official description may provide a clue:

Adapted from Margaret Atwood’s influential and acclaimed novel, THE HANDMAID’S TALE is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted religious fundamentalism that treats women as property of the state. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world. In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life, Offred navigates between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead — all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
I feel like Offred’s search for her daughter is going to be a major driving force of the story, giving it a more concrete goal and creating easy plot points for the series.

Regardless, the world created by Atwood is more than expansive enough to fill a whole series, and Atwood herself serving as a consulting producer. Writing and executive producing the show will be Bruce Miller (The 100) and Daniel Wilson (The Handmaid’s Tale movie).


http://io9.gizmodo.com/elisabeth-moss-is-starring-in-hulus-adaptation-of-the-h-1773902288
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Postby fuckles » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:20 pm

whoa rad
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Postby JUGLIFE » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:23 pm

now this, this is up my alley
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Postby speakers » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:25 pm

Never watched the 100 but heard good things. Excited about this. I recall liking the movie but I barely remember it.
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Postby powderfinger » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:27 pm

Moss was born for this role
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Postby pana » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:29 pm

speakers wrote:Never watched the 100 but heard good things.

i watched the first 2 seasons, didn't bother with the 3rd. first season was pretty decent, for a teen sci-fi drama on The CW. second was OK at first but then i lost interest. doubt anyone here actually watches it to tell me if S03 is worth returning to
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Postby unome » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:33 pm

Awesome!!! Will definitely watch this.
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Postby speakers » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:04 pm

Huh apparently HBO is doing MaddAddam... cool Atwood news today.
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hell.... yes? Yeah!!!
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Postby Ersaph » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:17 pm

I've been passively watching Mad Men for the first time ever while my partner dives into it. She's great and Queen of Earth is one of the better movies I've seen in the last five years

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Postby Ersaph » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:17 pm

speakers wrote:Huh apparently HBO is doing MaddAddam... cool Atwood news today.


This would be awesome! Year of the Flood esp. would make a great miniseries
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Postby speakers » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:26 pm

Might as cast Moss in MaddAddam too.
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Postby speakers » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:28 pm

She can probably fit that in her schedule filming this and Top of the Lake S2.
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Postby Brevity » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:29 pm

Whoa the book was tight I'm stoked
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Postby JUGLIFE » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:00 pm

I know doesn't it kill you that she's a scientologist. I'm in love with her.

Also this is a good excuse to reread this book.

Any other Atwood I should read? This is the only one I've done. My cool ass AP English teacher assigned it senior year. She was tough, but fair.
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Postby fuckles » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:02 pm

oryx & crake and then if you like that then year of the flood and i dunno about maddadam cause i havent read it.
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Postby JUGLIFE » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:03 pm

Sick thanks
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Postby scramble » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:14 pm

nice

moss is great. top of the lake was good.


gotta reread this book asap


damn it i guess i'll be paying for hulu now
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Postby Ersaph » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:26 pm

fuckles wrote:oryx & crake and then if you like that then year of the flood and i dunno about maddadam cause i havent read it.


I agree with this order, but I think Year of the Flood is the superior book and technically they can be read in any order (O&C and YotF, that is)

Maddaddam is probably weakest but I was so invested in the characters at that point that I enjoyed it anyway
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Postby fuckles » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:30 pm

oh i thought they were chronological

i got sentimentalities about oryx and crake so i like it best still
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Postby Ampersand » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:15 pm

The Schlondorff movie is such dogshit, so this is cool news.

I'm curious to see if stretching the narrative out into a series/fleshing out the world might actually help address some of book's wonkier bits.
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Postby theta » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:45 pm

Ersaph wrote:
fuckles wrote:oryx & crake and then if you like that then year of the flood and i dunno about maddadam cause i havent read it.


I agree with this order, but I think Year of the Flood is the superior book and technically they can be read in any order (O&C and YotF, that is)

Maddaddam is probably weakest but I was so invested in the characters at that point that I enjoyed it anyway


hmmm i think it's pretty important to read oryx and crake first. but it's been years since i read it, so idk.
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Postby mellowgold » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:05 pm

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Postby Catullus » Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:38 am

This is gunna fuxking rule. Love Moss, love this, hell yeah.
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Postby landspeedrecord » Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:47 am

cool news. elisabeth moss is well-cast

an absolutely perfect novel to expand into a series as well. it's a strong universe, it's not so plot-driven that it needs to be a slavish adaptation at all

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Postby port » Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:55 am

JUGLIFE wrote:Any other Atwood I should read? This is the only one I've done. My cool ass AP English teacher assigned it senior year. She was tough, but fair.


The Blind Assassin is one of my favorites.
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Postby Conetoaster » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:59 am

I would say to read oryx and crake, year of flood and maddaddam in order, you become much more invested in the world. They stand alone but just felt more complete in order.
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Postby nocents » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:13 am

Cat's Eye is quite good, and probably my favorite of her non-speculative fiction books. It's about an artist who's haunted by some tempestuous childhood friendships.
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