A religion-based autocracy has taken over most of the United States, renaming the country Gilead. In this country women are second-class citizens. Anyone trying to escape is punished. One such person is June, who is captured while trying to escape with her husband and child and is sentenced to be a handmaid, bearing children for childless government officials. As a handmaid, June is renamed Offred. This is her story.
We are not so different. (Season 1)
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Did You Know?
In several episodes, when characters have heard a bootleg "Radio Free America" Resistance radio broadcast, the voice of the program's host has been played by Oprah Winfrey, in an uncredited cameo. In a June 2018 statement to The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner Bruce Miller said, "We'd heard Oprah was a fan of the show, and had a story idea, and thought, wouldn't it be wonderful if... So we asked and she said yes, and it was a lovely, easy process. The radio segment she recorded was inspired by the free radio of the Allies from World War II." On June 27, 2018, Laura Bradley of Vanity Fair weighed in on the cameo: "It's unclear whether Winfrey was playing a version of herself on the show, or simply voicing a radio-anchor character. But either way, her smooth intonation is unmistakable." See more
Although all guards (security personnel) have earphones, there's always a radio chatter audible. See more
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