This is no tall tale. Amanda Brugel has been cast in a recurring role in The Handmaid’s Tale TV show on Hulu. If you didn’t blink and miss it, you may remember her as Michelle Krasnoff on the sitcom Seed, which was cancelled after two episodes on The CW and two seasons in Canada, on City. The actress also recurs on Eyewitness, which premieres on USA Network on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
On The Handmaid’s Tale, Brugel will play a housekeeper named Rita, Deadline reports. Based on Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale stars: Elizabeth Moss, O.T. Fagbenle, Joseph Fiennes, Max Minghella, Yvonne Strahovski, and Samira Wiley.
Hulu ordered the drama series back in April. Here is more on The Handmaid’s Tale, from an April press release.
Golden Globe® Winner Elisabeth Moss (TOP OF THE LAKE, TRUTH, MAD MEN) is Offred, a Handmaid trying to survive in the male-dominated totalitarian regime of Gilead. Enslaved by a society that values only her fertility, Offred must find a way to survive in this world of oppression and swift, cruel punishments.
Adapted from Margaret Atwood’s influential and acclaimed novel, THE HANDMAID’S TALE is the story of life in the dystopia of 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. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste 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 navigates between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead — all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
What do you think? Have you read the novel? Do you plan to stream The Handmaid’s Tale TV series premiere on Hulu? How do you like the cast, so far?