Elisabeth Moss in The Handmaid's Tale Season 1 Finale

Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale ends season 1 on a powerful, ambiguous note that is both in keeping with its source material and a promise of more to come.

When an announcement is made that a book is being adapted into a television series (an ongoing TV series, not a miniseries, mind you), the news is typically met with some deserved skepticism. After all, the appeal of these books, especially ones like Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, is that they exist as a fixed story. That is, there is a complete beginning, middle, and an ...

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