Handmaids, Marthas, Commanders—there's a lot to take in with The Handmaid's Tale, Hulu's ambitious new dystopian drama that has everybody buzzing.

The series, based on the book of the same name by Margaret Atwood, has a sprawling cast made up of so many TV fan-favorites including Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss, Orange Is the New Black's Samira Wiley and Gilmore Girls veteran Alexis Bledel. Set in Gilead, the former United States of America now under totalitarian rule, The Handmaid's Tale follows Offred (Moss), a Handmaid (one of the remaining fertile women) who is assigned to a powerful Commander's house, but has one goal in mind: find her daughter.

The bonnets (or wings), the "Blessed be the fruit" greetings—The Handmaid's Tale is a brand new world for TV viewers who haven't read the book. Meet the players in what's already one of the best dramas of the year.

Warning: Spoilers!

The Handmaid's Tale, Costume Gallery, Elisabeth Moss

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The Handmaid's Tale, Costume Gallery, Samira Wiley

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The Handmaids Tale, Costume Gallery, O-T Fagbenle

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The Handmaids Tale, Costume Gallery, Madeline Brewer

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The Handmaid's Tale, Costume Gallery, Joseph Fiennes

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The Handmaid's Tale, Costume Gallery, Yvonne Strahovski

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The Handmaid's Tale, Costume Gallery, Alexis Bledel

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The Handmaid's Tale, Costume Gallery, Max Minghella

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The Handmaid's Tale, Costume Gallery, Ann Dowd

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The first three episodes of The Handmaid's Tale are now streaming on Hulu.

The Handmaid's Tale drops new episodes on Wednesdays.

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