The Handmaid’s Tale coming to Hulu

Hulu, with MGM Television, is producing a straight to series adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, reported Deadline Hollywood.

The Handmaid’s Tale is set in the dystopian 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.

Actress Elisabeth Moss is slated to star.