Monday, May 2, 2016

SF MONDAY: ELISABETH MOSS TO LEAD 'THE HANDMAID'S TALE' TV SERIES REMAKE AT HULU! AMAZON TO ADAPT 'THE BOOK OF STRANGE THINGS' SF NOVEL INTO SERIES

ELISABETH MOSS TO LEAD
'HANDMAID'S TALE' SF SERIES
Probably the main TV news coming to us this weekend was that Hulu will do a remake of classic series THE HANDMAID'S TALE based on Margaret Atwood's book with Elisabeth Moss taking the lead role!
DYSTOPIA OF GILEAD  
It is set in the dystopian 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 religious fundamentalism that treats women as property of the state. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred 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 — with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.

'STRANGE NEW THINGS
TO BECOME SF TV SERIES
Speaking of sf, Amazon will turn Michel Faber's critically renowned book THE BOOK OF STRANGE NEW THINGS into a 10 episode series to be helmed by Kevin Macdonald with music from Brian Eno!  The story revolves around Peter Leigh, an English pastor who embarks on the journey of a lifetime into deep space that takes him light years away from his beloved wife, Bea. As' Deadline' reports, 'while the project’s scale is believed to be epic, described as “Heart Of Darkness in space, at its centre is a heart-wrenching love story of a husband and wife with the universe between them'.

23 comments:

  1. Wow, she's so very much not the Offred I remember from high school, but I like it! :)

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    1. the original movie had so much of the late 80's early 90's stars that have gone missing over the years from Natasha Richardson (who literally died), to Aidan Queen, Faye Dunaway, Victoria Tennant and Elizabeth McGovern

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  2. Added Strange New Things to my TBD wish list. Sounds like a good read.

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    1. hope it's good as they say it is

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  3. Handmaid's tale is one to watch! And not only for Miss Moss! ;-)

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. I still remember how creepy the original movie was

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  4. I think I will wear Ms. Moss' trench coat and stockings next time it's raining. That is a show stopper!

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    1. the hubs will be thrilled... and neighbours probably as well :)

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  5. I read The Handmaid's Tale and saw the movie. I will definitely be checking out this series. Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Hope the series does not disappoint you :)

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  6. The Handmaid's Tale sounds interesting. Though, I don't have Hulu so I won't be catching this one.

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    1. But in other news, you could ask Jason to put such concrete circles in your yard, aren't they delightful? Not that anyone has noticed them in the picture :)

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    2. No, can't say I noticed them in the photo. Those are some nice stockings she has on though ;)

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  7. The Handmaid's Tale is an amazing book. It'll be interesting to see it on the small screen. I haven't read that Faber book yet.

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    1. Hope you like the first one when it gets turned into a series

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  8. the book of strange new things looks good. I may have to read it before I see it.

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  9. Well I loved reading the Handmaid's Tale, so I'm curious to see what they'll do with it!

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    1. hope the adaptation does not disappoint you!

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  10. We have more and more sf series nowadays.. I am very curious to see them

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