The Handmaid’s Tale will be released on DVD on 5th March 2018 it has been announced.
The first season is one of the most talked about shows of 2017 and it will be released by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The 3-disc set includes two two brand new featurettes that take viewers deeper into the world of Gilead.
The Handmaid’s Tale is based on Margaret Atwood’s best-selling novel and it stars Elisabeth Moss (Mad Meno), Joseph Fiennes (American Horror Story – Asylum, Shakespeare in Love), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck, Dexter), Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls), Madeline Brewer (Orange is the New Black), Ann Dowd (Compliance, The Leftovers), O.T. Fagbenle (The Five), Max Minghella (The Mindy Project) and Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black).
The show tells the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly known as the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state.
As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the castes 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 must navigate between Commanders, their cruel wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – with one goal: to survive and find the daughter who was taken from her.
The Handmaid’s Tale won eight Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and three Critics’ Choice Awards.
The bonus features on the DVD release are:
From Script to Screen: Go inside the premiere episode’s “Salvaging”, a harrowing scene where Handmaids violently participate in the execution of an alleged attacker. Interviews with series Showrunner/Executive Producer Bruce Miller, Elisabeth Moss, Ann Dowd and Madeline Brewer, as well as an in-depth look at the story points, character arcs and complexity of shooting this sequence with Director of episodes one through three, Reed Morano.
Hope in Gilead: Examine the reasons why The Handmaid’s Tale has captivated millions and become a cultural phenomenon. The cast and crew discuss parallels with today’s political climate as well as the series’ themes of hope, resilience and the fight for freedom.