THE HANDMAID'S TALE Writer Eric Tuchman Signs Overall Deal with MGM Television

THE HANDMAID'S TALE Writer Eric Tuchman Signs Overall Deal with MGM Television

Writer and co-exec producer of The Handmaid's Tale, Eric Tuchman has inked an overall deal with MGM Television, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As part of the deal, Tuchman has been PROMOTED to executive producer on the Emmy-winning Hulu drama, and he will also create and develop new projects for MGM Television and Hulu.

Tuchman wrote episodes in both seasons one and two His other credits include Stitchers,Beauty and the Beast, Eureka, Kyle XY, Early Edition and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

The Handmaid's Tale, which won the Emmy for best drama last year, is nominated for 20 Emmys this year. The show has been renewed for a third season.

Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized 'return to traditional values'. 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 the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate 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.

Read the original story on The Hollywood Reporter.

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