Following her welcome return as Rory Gilmore on Netflix’s
limited continuation of Gilmore Girls,
Alexis Bledel has been cast on Hulu’s The
The adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel about a totalitarian
theocracy that has overthrown the U.S. government and treats women as property
of the state will see the actress playing Ofglen, a friendly handmaid who initially
appears as a shopping partner of Offred’s (Elisabeth Moss), when the show
premieres on Wednesday, April 26.
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Bledel joins an ensemble cast -- Joseph Fiennes (American Horror Story: Asylum), Yvonne
Strahovski (24: Live Another Day),
Max Minghella (The Social Network), Samira
Wiley (Orange Is the New Black), Ann Dowd
(TheLeftovers), Madeline Brewer (Orange
Is the New Black), and O-T Fagbenle (Looking)
-- led by Moss in her first U.S. series since Mad Men. Moss also stars on the BBC Two crime thriller Top of the Lake, which airs in the U.S.
on Sundance Channel and will return with season two in 2017.