The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 remains as difficult to watch as it is to resist

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The first season of The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu’s adaptation of the eponymous Margaret Atwood novel, made for some of the best TV in 2017. Every bit as harrowing as its source material—in which the few fertile women left in the world are reduced to incubators by an oppressive, theocratic regime—Bruce Miller’s series was…

Paramount is developing a TV version of Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam books

Hollywood has recently caught a taste for the works of Canadian dystopic author Margaret Atwood. Fresh off five Emmy wins for Hulu’s Atwood adaptation The Handmaid’s Tale, Deadline is reporting that Paramount TV—formerly Spike—has acquired the rights to three more of Atwood’s depressingly apt novels about humanity’s…

Alias Grace’s stars on the recent resurgence of Margaret Atwood

Alias Grace marks 2017’s third adaptation of a Margaret Atwood novel, the first two being Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and CBC Kids’ Wandering Wenda. Set in the 1840s, Alias Grace is a fictionalized look at Grace Marks, a domestic servant convicted of murdering her employer. In the video above, stars Sarah Gadon and…

Alias Grace is scarier than The Handmaid’s Tale, because it actually happened

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This year, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale became the first streaming show to win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. Netflix quickly followed with Alias Grace, another adaptation of a seminal Margaret Atwood novel. Set in the 1840s, the latter production’s young female characters reflect the handmaids in the former…

Praise be to the arresting, topical nightmare of The Handmaid’s Tale

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In the theocratic republic of Gilead, Handmaids wear wide Dutch bonnets to conceal their faces from the world—and to shield the world from the Handmaids. But that doesn’t stop the camera of The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu’s take on the award-winning dystopian novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. In the series’ first…

Read This: The Handmaid’s Tale author on how Trump is too unbelievable for fiction

Margaret Atwood—author of The Handmaid’s Tale and dozens of other novels, short story collections, children’s books, works of poetry and criticism, and the new comic book series Angel Catbird—is the subject of a lengthy and insightful profile in The New Yorker. She speaks briefly on Donald Trump’s presidency, telling…

You’re damn right Hulu released a new Handmaid’s Tale trailer today

Today is International Women’s Day, and much like how Netflix responded to Donald Trump’s inauguration with a teaser for its own evil president show, Hulu has now released a trailer for its misogynistic dystopia show. Oh sure, nothing in this teaser for The Handmaid’s Tale overtly says “think about this while you’re…

Not all is as it seems in Margaret Atwood’s earthy adaptation of The Tempest

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Hag-Seed is the latest offering from Hogarth Shakespeare, a series that takes Ben Jonson’s quote “He was not of an age, but for all time” seriously and publishes novels by acclaimed and best-selling authors retelling Shakespeare’s plays. Hag-Seed is Margaret Atwood’s contribution—a brilliant retelling of The Tempest…

Up-and-coming actor David Cronenberg to co-star in Sarah Polley’s Alias Grace

The Playlist is reporting that director David Cronenberg has been cast in Sarah Polley’s upcoming Netflix series, Alias Grace. Cronenberg—whose resume is peppered with small acting roles in both his own films and movies like The Stupids and Jason X—will appear in a supporting role in Polley’s adaptation of Margaret…

Margaret Atwood makes her graphic-novel debut in this Angel Catbird exclusive

2016 has been an incredible year for graphic novels, and this week sees the release of one of the year’s most anticipated new titles: Dark Horse Comics’ Angel Catbird. The first graphic novel by literary icon Margaret Atwood, Angel Catbird tells the tale of Strig Feleedus, a genetic engineer who transforms into a…

Sarah Polley and American Psycho’s Mary Harron team up for Margaret Atwood series

Who would have predicted that the hottest commodity in TV this year would be a 76-year-old Canadian feminist poet? (Okay, sure, maybe we’ve thought about it. But we wouldn’t have predicted it.) Yet, here we are, receiving press releases announcing that Margaret Atwood’s 1996 novel Alias Grace is being developed as a…