See Character Photos of Samira Wiley, Elisabeth Moss, Ann Dowd, and More in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’


You may have already seen the first round of images from Hulu’s upcoming series adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, but the streaming service has just released a whole lot more — revealing just about all of the series’ main characters.

The first round of atmospheric photos featured Elisabeth Moss in the leading role of Offred — a “handmaid” assigned to a Commander and wife due to an infertility epidemic — and Joseph Fiennes as The Commander Offred gets assigned to. (He’s referred to in the novel simply as “The Commander,” though it looks like here he’s called Commander Waterford here, which seems a slight deviation of the slight ambiguity surrounding that character’s identity in the book.) But now, you can get glimpses at the other previously-announced cast members embodying their roles in the devout/dystopian Republic of Gilead: first, there’s Orange Is the New Black breakout Samira Wiley (above) as Offred’s college best friend, who attempts in the book to go against sexual tyranny of Gilead. Then, there’s Max Minghella as Nick, Commander Waterford’s chauffeur and a romantic interest of Offred’s:

And here’s Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy, Commander Waterford’s wife:

And O.T. Fagbenle as Luke, Offred’s husband from before the totalitarian creation Republic of Gilead:

And the excellent (recall her near-silent performance in the first season of The Leftovers) Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia — one of the “Aunts” who trains the Handmaids in their new, reproductively oppressive positions during their time at the Red Center:

And Madeline Brewer as Janine, a fellow Handmaid Offred meets at the Red Center:

And there are a couple of new images of Moss and Fiennes as well:

Hulu also just announced the 10-episode first season’s premiere date: April 26, 2017.