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The Handmaid's Tale: Season Two Debuts on Hulu in April

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Offred returns to fight another day. The second season of The Handmaid's Tale TV show will premiere on Hulu in April of 2018. The dystopian drama is adaptation of Margaret Atwood 1985 novel. The Handmaid's Tale, season one, debuted on Hulu on April 26, 2017, with new episodes premiering weekly on Wednesdays. An Outstanding Drama Series Emmy Award winner, The Handmaid's Tale stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O-t Fagbenle, Amanda Brugel, and Alexis Bledel. The Hulu TV show tells the story of life under the totalitarian regime governing Gilead. With the birthrate plummeting, the fundamentalist government treats fertile women as chattel. The first season ended with Offred (Moss) seemingly arrested and removed from the home where she served as a reproduction slave. Read More…
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Sarah Gadon on How Margaret Atwood's Work Resonates in Hollywood’s Truth-Telling Climate (Exclusive)

Sarah Gadon on How Margaret Atwood's Work Resonates in Hollywood’s Truth-Telling Climate (Exclusive)
In light of the recently amplified conversation surrounding sexual harassment and sexual assault in Hollywood, Margaret Atwood’s 1996 novel, Alias Grace, feels at once timely and timeless. The new six-part Netflix miniseries, set in 19th-century Canada, tussles with a lot of the same themes that are making headlines today: female agency, abortion, immigrant rights and class tensions.

Adapted by Sarah Polley for the screen, Alias Grace weaves in and out of the life of Grace Marks, an Irish immigrant and servant girl who finds herself thrust into the public spotlight as a “celebrated murderess” after her master and his mistress are brutally killed at their farm. Grace and stableman James McDermott are both convicted of the crime. But while McDermott (Kerr Logan) is hanged, Grace is sentenced to life imprisonment. A church committee sets out to prove her innocence, citing hysteria or psychological issues (Grace cannot recall committing the murders), enlisting the help of Dr. Simon Jordan (Edward Holcroft), a physician
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Clea DuVall Joins The Handmaid's Tale as Alexis Bledel's Wife

Clea DuVall will join the cast of The Handmaid's Tale's second season as the wife of Emily (Alexis Bledel).

According to The Hollywood Reporter, DuVall will guest-star as Sylvia, Emily's wife. Much like how the first season flashed back to Offred (Elisabeth Moss) and Luke's (O-t Fagbenle) attempt to

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The Handmaid's Tale: Clea DuVall to Play [Spoiler]'s Wife in Season 2

The Handmaid's Tale: Clea DuVall to Play [Spoiler]'s Wife in Season 2
Looks like The Handmaid’s Tale will be showing us the backstory of Alexis Bledel’s Emily/Ofglen, because Veep‘s Clea DuVall has been cast as Emily’s wife in Season 2, TVLine has learned.

RelatedHandmaid’s Tale: Alexis Bledel Upped to Series Regular for Season 2

DuVall will recur as Sylvia, the wife to whom Ofglen referred in the Hulu drama’s series premiere. From the character info, it seems like we’ll get a flashback to Emily and Sylvia’s attempt to get their young son to safety in Canada as the Gilead regime rapidly extends its control over America.
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'Handmaid's Tale' Enlists Clea DuVall for Key Season 2 Role

Season two of The Handmaid's Tale is starting to come into clearer focus.

The Emmy-winning drama series has enlisted Clea DuVall for a key role in its forthcoming second season.

Duvall will guest-star in season two as Sylvia, Emily's (Alexis Bledel) loving wife and co-parent to their young son. As the Gilead regime takes control of America, the family attempts to escape to Canada, only to confront more restrictions and obstacles.

Duvall currently is a series regular on HBO's Veep and recurs on AMC's Better Call Saul. Her credits also include HBO's Carnivale, features Argo and Girl, Interrupted. She's...
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Gilmore Girls: This Is (Probably) Why Netflix Is So Eager for a Second Revival

Netflix is very interested in traveling back to Stars Hollow — and now we have a big clue as to why.

The super-secretive streamer pulled the curtain back on its internal data stream this week, releasing a list of their most “binge-raced” series (i.e. those shows where viewers watched a full season in a single day or less), and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life came in at No. 1.

RelatedGilmore Girls Video: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel Talk Possibility of Second Revival, Reflect on Baby Twist

“There’s a unique satisfaction that comes from being the first to finish
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Sets Amazon Premiere Date — Watch Trailer

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Sets Amazon Premiere Date — Watch Trailer
Amy Sherman-Palladino and late November — it’s becoming a thing.

The Gilmore Girls creator’s new dramedy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, will make its official Amazon debut on Wednesday, November 29. Experiencing deja vu? That’s probably because Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life bowed during the dame timeframe (Nov. 25, to be precise) one year ago.

RelatedA Second Gilmore Girls Revival at Netflix? Team Palladino’s New Amazon Deal Contains a Big Clue

All eight episodes of Mrs. Maisel‘s first season, which was written and directed by Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, will be available to Amazon Prime customers on that date.
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A Second Gilmore Girls Revival at Netflix? Team Palladino's New Amazon Deal Contains a Big Clue

A Second Gilmore Girls Revival at Netflix? Team Palladino's New Amazon Deal Contains a Big Clue
Gilmore Girls fans worried that Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino’s new multi-year Amazon Studios deal all but sticks a fork in a second Netflix revival need to simmer down and read the contract’s fine print.

According to multiple sources, the pact — which calls for Team Palladino to develop new series for Amazon beyond their upcoming dramedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel — includes an “out” clause that would allow the pair to spearhead a follow-up to last year’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life for Netflix. Of course, that’s hardly a guarantee that there will be a second revival.
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Amy Sherman-Palladino & Daniel Palladino Sign Overall Deal with Amazon Studios

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Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino are making themselves at home at Amazon Studios. Deadline reports that the creative partners/spouses have signed a multi-year overall deal with the streamer. The new deal will see the duo continue to work on their previously announced stand-up dramedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” while developing new projects for Amazon.

Amazon gave “Mrs. Maisel” a two-season order this spring. The 1958-set series follows Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a housewife who decides to pursue a career in comedy after her would-be stand-up comic husband (Michael Zegen) leaves her. Alex Borstein, Marin Hinkle, and Tony Shalhoub also star. The series’ first season is expected to drop later this year.

Gilmore Girls” creator Sherman-Palladino wrote and directed the “Mrs. Maisel” pilot and exec produced alongside Palladino. The series’ debut earlier this year marked “one of Amazon’s best received pilots ever,” Deadline writes, “with an average customer rating of 4.9.”

“Amy and Dan are brilliant. Everything they create has such an incredible vision behind it. On top of that, they’re wonderfully funny and smart people,” commented Joe Lewis, Amazon Studios’ Head of Comedy, Drama and Vr. “We’re excited about the next two seasons of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ with them and, with this deal, we can’t wait to do a lot more together.”

“The team at Amazon has allowed us to have Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy as our presidents for the next few years and for that we are eternally grateful,” Sherman-Palladino and Palladino said in a statement. “Amazon is the future of television and we are thrilled to tag along for the ride.”

In addition to “Gilmore Girls,” Sherman-Palladino has created, written, and directed for the short-lived “Bunheads” and “The Return of Jezebel James.” Last November she revived her most beloved project on Netflix with “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.” It consisted of four mini-movies and brought back Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, and Kelly Bishop to reprise the roles of Lorelai, Rory, and Emily Gilmore. Almost all of the original main cast and supporting characters returned as well. Palladino served as producer on all of those series as well as on the original “Gilmore Girls.”

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Team Palladino Inks Multi-Year Overall Deal With Amazon Studios

Team Palladino Inks Multi-Year Overall Deal With Amazon Studios
Here’s some marvelous news if you’re a Team Palladino worshipper: Gilmore Girls EPs Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino — who are gearing up for the late 2017 launch of their new Amazon dramedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel — are putting down semi-permanent stakes at the streamer.

RelatedGilmore Girls Video: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel Talk Possibility of Second Revival, Reflect on Baby Twist

TVLine has learned that the duo have inked a multi-year overall deal with Amazon Studios that calls for them to develop television projects beyond Maisel, which scored an unprecedented two-season pickup last spring. (Amazon brass have reason to
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Here's the Complete List of 2017's Exciting Emmy Winners

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The 2017 Emmy nominations hinted at some spectacular actors and shows taking home important awards, and now a few of them have already won big. Alexis Bledel had an exciting win for The Handmaid's Tale, and American Horror Story: Roanoke's superb makeup effects were also acknowledged at the Creative Arts Emmys a few days before the big event. At the Emmys on Sunday night, actors like John Lithgow, Kate McKinnon, Laura Dern, and more snagged trophies for their incredible talents. In fact, the night included a number of historic wins, like Donald Glover's win for outstanding directing in a comedy series (he's the first black person to do so) and Lena Waithe's win for outstanding writing for a comedy series (she's the first black woman to take home the award). Take a look at all the winners below! Outstanding Drama Series The Handmaid's Tale Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series Elisabeth Moss,
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Paramount Channel Latin America Snags Exclusive Latinamerican Rights to Multi-Emmy Winner ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ (Exclusive)

Eight Primetime Emmy Award-winner “The Handmaid’s Tale” will soon be available in Latin America, thanks to Paramount Channel Latin America, which grabbed the exclusive Pay TV and VOD rights for the show in the region.

Set to bow in early 2018 across Latin America, the 10-part series is based on Margaret Atwood’s eponymous novel, a bestseller in Argentina and Brazil in particular, which takes place in the dystopian nation of Gilead where a totalitarian and fundamentalist regime has seized control. Faced with a near zero birth rate, the authorities have subjected the country’s fertile women to sexual servitude in a last twisted attempt to repopulate the world.

“We’re thrilled to be adding the massive success that is ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ to our programming roster, reinforcing our commitment to bringing the best, high-quality entertainment to our audiences throughout the region,” said Tiago Worcman, senior vice president, Music and Paramount Brand Head, Vimn
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Emmys 2017: Celebrities' Candid Moments

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Emmys 2017: Celebrities' Candid Moments
The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was a televised celebration of the biggest shows on the small screen. But there was a lot that happened at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles that viewers didn't get to see.  For one thing, there were countless celebrity selfies. Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown, for instance, didn't pass up the opportunity to snap a picture with Big Little Lies' Nicole Kidman and Sofia Vergara took a Modern Family photo with her co-stars Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.    The awards also served as a fun date night for couples. Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser smiled at his wife Alexis Bledel in the green...
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Elisabeth Moss "Blacked Out" When She Won an Award at the 2017 Emmys

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Elisabeth Moss
Blessed be! The 2017 Emmys belonged to The Handmaid's Tale. Alexis Bledel won the Outstanding Guest Actress award last week at the Creative Arts Emmys, and yesterday proved to be just as fruitful for her co-stars Ann Dowd and Elisabeth Moss, who won the awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, respectively. The acclaimed Hulu series, which began streaming on Hulu in May, received eight awards from 13 nominations—including Outstanding Drama Series. After the show, E! News' Zuri Hall caught up with the cast and crew backstage, where Moss (modeling a a Prabal Gurung dress) confessed she "blacked out" after beating the likes of How to...
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Female-Fronted Shows Crushed It at the Emmys

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Female-Fronted Shows Crushed It at the Emmys
The 69th annual Emmy awards was a big one for women, as female-fronted shows swept major categories, with big wins for three shows celebrated for having unexpected relevance to current events. “The Handmaid’s Tale” was the big winner Sunday night, taking home the Best Drama series prize, but also numerous other awards, including Lead Actress (Elisabeth Moss) and Supporting Actress (Ann Dowd) in a Drama, Best Writing and Best Directing, among others. In total, “Handmaid’s Tale” won seven awards out of the 11 nominations it received. Six women took home prizes, including Alexis Bledel for Guest Actress, Reed Morano for directing,
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Hulu Carried to Emmys Glory by Eight Wins for ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

“The Handmaid’s Tale” helped Hulu walk away with its biggest Emmys haul ever on Sunday.

The dystopian series based on the book of the same name by Margaret Atwood won eight Emmys this year, including outstanding drama series, outstanding lead actress in a drama series (Elisabeth Moss), outstanding writing for a drama series (Bruce Miller), outstanding supporting actress in a drama series (Ann Dowd), and outstanding directing for a drama series (Reed Morano).

The show received widespread acclaim upon its release, and currently holds a 99% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Variety’s Sonia Saraiya wrote in her review of the series:

“Atwood’s story, which is brilliant, presents quite a challenge for a screen adaptation: The story has to build the world of Gilead, place the action in the context of the real world, and do justice to Atwood’s singular, award-winning prose. Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ — deftly translated from the novel by showrunner
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The Handmaid's Tale Wins Best Drama at the 2017 Emmy Awards

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The Handmaid's Tale Wins Best Drama at the 2017 Emmy Awards
And the final award of the night goes to...The Handmaid's Tale! The harrowing Hulu series took home the grand prize for drama at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards tonight, just moments after star Elisabeth Moss won for best drama actress.  The series, which is based on Margaret Atwood's book of the same name about a dystopian world in which women are treated as property, already took home multiple Emmys this year, honoring writing, directing, and acting from Ann Dowd and Alexis Bledel.  Atwood joined series creator Bruce Miller on stage as he accepted the Emmy, thanking all the numerous people who supported the show, even when it wanted "to do horrible things to Rory...
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The Handmaid's Tale Wins Outstanding Drama Series at 2017 Emmy Awards

The Handmaid's Tale Wins Outstanding Drama Series at 2017 Emmy Awards
Seven of television’s fiercest dramas — including one lone network series with lots of heart — clashed Sunday at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.

RelatedEmmys 2017: Handmaid’s Tale, Big Little Lies and SNL Are Big Winners

AMC’s Better Caul Saul, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, HBO’s Westworld, NBC’s This Is Us, and Netflix’s House of Cards, Stranger Things and The Crown were all nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, with the trophy ultimately going to… The Handmaid’s Tale!

Of course, this wasn’t the only big win for the Hulu hit this year. Already under
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Wins Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Wins Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series
“The Handmaid’s Tale” has won the Outstanding Drama Series award, giving Hulu its first major victory in this category. The Margaret Atwood-adapted drama series beat out HBO’s “Westworld,” AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” NBC’s “This is Us” and Netflix’s “The Crown,” “House of Cards,” and “Stranger Things. Read More: 2017 Emmys Winners List (Updating Live) “The Handmaid’s Tale,” created by Bruce Miller, entered the Emmys with 18 nominations. Elisabeth Moss won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series prize earlier in the night, while cast members Samira Wiley and Ann Dowd were nomination in the Supporting Actress category. Alexis Bledel won Best Guest Actress at the Creative Arts Emmys last weekend. Read More:‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Breaks the Emmy Awards Streaming Barrier, One of Several Records Shattered This Year The victory for “The Handmaid’s Tale” marks a major boost for Hulu, who has
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Elisabeth Moss Finally Wins Her First Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama

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Elisabeth Moss Finally Wins Her First Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama
Elisabeth Moss is finally an Emmy Award winner. The actress won her first prize for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series thanks to her heralded role as Offred in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The win is a major victory for not only Moss but also for Hulu, who wins its first major Primetime Emmy as well. Read More: 2017 Emmys Winners List (Updating Live) Moss is no stranger to the Emmys. She was nominated six times for playing Peggy Olsen on “Mad Men” and earned a seventh nomination for “Top of the Lake” in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie race. For five consecutive years between 2009 and 2013 her role in “Mad Men” earned her an Emmy nomination. “The Handmaid’s Tale” earned 13 nominations at the Emmys this year for its debut season. The show entered the Primetime Emmys already a big winner thanks to
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