The Handmaid’s Tale is one of the most talked-about television shows of the last few years. The show first aired in April of 2017 and has been running ever since, with the third season beginning June of 2019. The show has earned eight Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Award for actress Elisabeth Moss. The show is a Hulu production, garnering a lot of viewers for the streaming service, which has to compete with giants like HBO and Netflix. The show is an adaptation of a novel by Margaret Atwood, which delves into a dystopian America of the future, where a second Civil War takes place and throws off the government of today, leaving women who are able to have children, in a place where they are forced to do just that. The success of the show has been astounding but what has been happening behind-the-scenes?
The show’s location
The Handmaid’s Tale is filmed in Toronto, Canada, with several locations sprawled around the city. Ironically, the location matches that which appears in Margaret Atwood’s book. Toronto is the city where the refugees come to when they are trying to escape Gilead, what we call the United States of America today.
Whether this was intentional or not, it sparks a nice connection to the book for fans as well as the cast and crew that are involved.