Handmaid’s Tale AfterBuzz TV AfterShow

AFTERBUZZ TV is an online broadcast network, founded by E! host Maria Menounos and producer Keven Undergaro, designated to TV discussion and after-show content in webcast and podcast form. When fans finish watching their favorite shows, they can go online to watch or listen to an aftershow that features hosts breaking down everything they viewed, taking calls from fans and interviewing guests.

Handmaid’s Tale AfterBuzz TV AfterShow recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of HULU’s Handmaid’s Tale.

The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) is a dystopian novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. Set in a near-future New England, in a totalitarian theocracy which has overthrown the United States government, the novel explores themes of women in subjugation and the various means by which they gain individualism and independence. The novel’s title echoes the component parts of Geoffrey Chaucer‘s The Canterbury Tales, which comprises a series of connected stories (“The Merchant’s Tale”, “The Parson’s Tale”, etc.).

The Handmaid’s Tale won the 1985 Governor General’s Award and the first Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1987; it was also nominated for the 1986 Nebula Award, the 1986 Booker Prize, and the 1987 Prometheus Award. It has been adapted for the cinema, television, radio, opera, and stage. The Handmaid’s Tale has never been out of print since its first publication in 1985.

Most notably, the book has been adapted into a 1990 film, a 2000 opera, and a 2017 TV series, as well as other media.