The Handmaid’s Tale Facts and Statistics for 2024

Last Updated on: January 8th, 2024

Here are a few of the most interesting The Handmaid’s Tale facts and statistics I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

The Handmaid's Tale Facts and Statistics

The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, first published in 1985. The book is set in a future totalitarian society called Gilead, which has replaced the United States. The story is told from the perspective of a woman named Offred, who is a “handmaid” assigned to a high-ranking family to bear children for them because the family’s wife is unable to conceive.

The Handmaid’s Tale portrays a society that is highly oppressive, particularly towards women. The government has taken complete control, and people are divided into strict classes based on their perceived value to society. Women are stripped of their rights and freedoms, including the ability to read and write, and are forced to wear a uniform that covers their entire body.

The novel has been widely praised for its exploration of themes such as gender, power, and the dangers of totalitarianism. It has been adapted into several different forms of media, including a successful television series produced by Hulu that premiered in 2017. The TV adaptation has been highly acclaimed for its faithful adaptation of the novel and its strong performances, and it has been renewed for multiple seasons. The Handmaid’s Tale has become an influential work of feminist literature, and it continues to be studied and discussed in schools and universities around the world.

The Handmaid’s Tale Facts


  • Elisabeth Moss: June Osborne
  • Joseph Fiennes: Commander Fred Waterford
  • Yvonne Strahovski: Serena Joy Waterford
  • Alexis Bledel: Dr. Emily Malek
  • Madeline Brewer: Janine
  • Ann Dowd: Aunt Lydia / Lydia Clements
  • O. T. Fagbenle: Lucas “Luke” Bankole
  • Max Minghella: Commander Nick Blaine
  • Samira Wiley: Moira
  • Amanda Brugel: Rita
  • Bradley Whitford: Commander Joseph Lawrence
  • Stephen Kunken: Commander Warren Putnam
  • Ever Carradine: Naomi Putnam
  • Tattiawna Jones: Lillie Fuller
  • Nina Kiri: Alma
  • Jenessa Grant: Dolores
  • Bahia Watson: Brianna
  • Jordana Blake: Hannah Bankole / Agnes McKenzie
  • Edie Inksetter: Aunt Elizabeth
  • Kristen Gutoskie: Beth
  • Erin Way: Erin
  • Clea DuVall: Sylvia
  • Cherry Jones: Holly Maddox
  • Sydney Sweeney: Eden Spencer
  • Sam Jaeger: Mark Tuello
  • Greg Bryk: Commander Ray Cushing
  • Rohan Mead: Isaac
  • Julie Dretzin: Eleanor Lawrence
  • Ordena Stephens-Thompson: Frances
  • Ashleigh LaThrop: Natalie
  • Sugenja Sri: Sienna
  • Jonathan Watton: Commander Matthew Calhoun
  • Christopher Meloni: High Commander George Winslow
  • Elizabeth Reaser: Olivia Winslow
  • Sarah McVie: Lena


  • Creator: Bruce Miller
  • Producer: Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale Statistics

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Last updated 7/12/19

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