Samira Wiley joins ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Los Angeles, July 27 (IANS) “Orange Is the New Black” actress Samira Wiley has joined Elisabeth Moss in online streaming service website Hulu’s upcoming drama series “The Handmaid’s Tale”.

The series is based on the popular dystopian novel from Margaret Atwood, who will serve as a consulting producer, reports ew.com.

The story is set in Gilead, a totalitarian society in the former US, which is plagued by environmental disaster and a plunging birth rate. With few women left fertile, they are forced into sexual servitude in a last ditch effort to repopulate the world.

Moss stars as Offred, a handmaid in the Commander’s household, who while trying to survive in this difficult world, is also attempting to find her daughter.

Wiley will play Moira, Offred’s best friend from college and fellow handmaid-in-training.

The 10-episode series, which will also costar Max Minghella and Ann Dowd will premiere in 2017.

–IANS

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