Alexis Bledel is heading to Hulu.
The streaming platform announced that the actress will appear in its upcoming series “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
Alexis will play Ofglen, a handmaid alongside series star Elisabeth Moss, who is playing handmaid Offred.
“At first, Ofglen seems like a pious rule-follower, loyal to the oppressive Gilead system, but she turns out to be daring and subversive,” Hulu’s character description of Ofglen read.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” is based on Margaret Atwood’s best-seller about “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 fundamentalism regime that treats women as property of the state. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) 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,” a series description from Hulu read.
The series is currently being filmed in Toronto. It debuts on Hulu on Wednesday, April 26.
Most recently, Alexis returned to her “Gilmore Girls” roots, reprising her role as Rory Gilmore for the four-part Netflix reboot.
— Jolie Lash