When Hulu announced its newest series, The Handmaid's Tale, it was billed as sci-fi. But the show's star, Elisabeth Moss, is starting to think when it premieres in April 2017, it may be too real for some.
The show is set in the dystopian Republic of Gilead where men rule all. Women, known as handmaids, are solely there to procreate. Think: Mad Max: Fury Road without all the racing.
Moss plays Offred, a handmaid that navigates this male-dominated world where punishment is swift and brutal for those that don't follow the rules.
As she points out, it's hard not to notice the parallel between this world and our own. Though, not as dismal as Gilead, women are certainly beholden to the men who make laws on their behalf.