THE HANDMAID'S TALE Surges To #1 Speciality Broadcast in Canada

– Nearly 1 million viewers tuned into Episode 8 on June 11 – 
– Season finale airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT –  

"The best thing you'll watch all year" – The Guardian

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TORONTO, June 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Bravo's most watched program ever, THE HANDMAID'S TALE continues to recruit viewers as Numeris final data confirmed that with an average of 794,000 viewers to date, it is the most-watched, new program on Canadian entertainment specialty TV. The 10-episode series reached a season high on June 11, with Episode 8 pulling in an average 965,000 viewers, making it the most-watched individual broadcast on Canadian entertainment specialty TV this year. The influential drama concludes its conversation-stirring first season, this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT.

Evergreen in its relevance, THE HANDMAID'S TALE continues to inspire think pieces, and socially-charged movements, including a recent protest in Ohio. Critically, it continues to top best-of lists and garner accolades, including most recently, four Television Critics Association Award-nominations including Program of The Year, tying with break-out series ATLANTA and CTV's THIS IS US for most nominated program.

A television adaptation of Margaret Atwood's iconic dystopian novel, the series stars Elisabeth Moss as Offred, Joseph Fiennes (American Horror Story: Asylum, Shakespeare In Love) as Commander Waterford, Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black) as Moira, Max Minghella (The Mindy Project) as Nick, Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck, Dexter) as the Commander's wife Serena Joy, O.T. Fagbenle (The Five) as Luke, Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) as Ofglen, Madeline Brewer (Orange is the New Black) as Janine, and Ann Dowd (Compliance, The Leftovers) as Aunt Lydia. Margaret Atwood, is a consulting producer. 

In the upcoming season finale, "Night" (Sunday, June 25 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT), Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) confronts Offred (Elisabeth Moss) and the Commander (Joseph Fiennes). Offred struggles with a complicated, life-changing revelation, and the Handmaids face a brutal decision.

Filmed in Toronto, THE HANDMAID'S TALE was created for television by Bruce Miller (The 100), who serves as the series' showrunner. THE HANDMAID'S TALE is executive produced by Miller, Warren Littlefield (Fargo), Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears and Ilene Chaiken. The Handmaid's Tale is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM.

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Source: Numeris

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For further information: Andrea Allen, Bravo, 416.384.5375 or andrea.allen@bellmedia.ca; Mary Costa, Bravo, 416.384.7702 or mary.costa@bellmedia.ca


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