The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1

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Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A... More

Where to watch The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1

The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 is available to stream in... More the United Kingdom now on Prime Video and Amazon Video and Apple TV Store and Google TV and Microsoft.

The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 episodes

Episode 1.1


Offred, one the few fertile women known as Handmaids in... More the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife.

Episode 1.2

Birth Day

Offred and her fellow Handmaids assist with the delivery of... More Janine’s baby, prompting Offred to recall her own daughter’s birth. Offred draws closer to Ofglen while dreading a secret meeting with the Commander.

Episode 1.3


Offred visits Janine’s baby with Serena Joy and remembers the... More early days of the revolution before Gilead. Ofglen faces a difficult challenge.

Episode 1.4

Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum

Punished by Serena Joy, Offred begins to unravel and reflects... More on her time with Moira at the Red Center. A complication during the Ceremony threatens Offred’s survival with the Commander and Serena Joy.



Serena Joy makes Offred a surprising proposition. Offred remembers the... More unconventional beginnings of her relationship with her husband.


A Woman's Place

A Mexican Ambassador visiting Gilead questions Offred about her life... More as a Handmaid. Serena Joy reflects on her marriage and the role she once played in Gilead’s inception.


The Other Side

Remembering her family’s treacherous escape attempt, a shocking revelation from... More life before Gilead provides a new perspective on Offred’s life.



The Commander surprises Offred with a secret adventure in Gilead.... More Nick’s troubled past leads to his recruitment by the Sons of Jacob.


The Bridge

Offred embarks on a dangerous mission for the resistance. Janine... More moves to a new posting. Serena Joy suspects the Commander’s infidelity.



Serena Joy confronts Offred and the Commander. Offred struggles with... More a complicated, life-changing revelation. The Handmaids face a brutal decision.

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Award winner
Best Drama Series and Best Dramatic Actress (Moss) winner at the 2017 Emmy Awards. Golden Globe winner for Best Dramatic Series and Best Dramatic Actress (Moss), 2018.
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