On This Week's Grim, Gruesome Handmaid's Tale, Gilead Rolls Out Its Eeriest Ritual Yet 

Pregnant, imprisoned, and with a deeply broken spirit after nearly tasting freedom, June—who now willingly answers to “Offred”—drifts through this week’s Handmaid’s Tale, “Seeds,” with frightening detachment. But a teeny bit of much-needed hope still manages to peek through the misery.

This Week's Handmaid's Tale Reminds Us That Even the Strongest Soul Has a Breaking Point

Another week, another harrowing episode of The Handmaid’s Tale. “Other Women” unearths an unpleasant time in June’s past, and also parades a new fresh hell before her eyes—bringing our pregnant heroine, who has already suffered immensely, to a new level of despair. Whatever happened to that revolution?

The Nerd's Watch: All the TV and Movies Streaming in May That You Actually Care About

These days, knowing everything that’s coming to the popular streaming services is incredibly useful, but it can be hard to sift through all the titles to find the geeky things you’ll really want to watch. io9 is here to help—as your humble stewards, we’ve whittled down the new-addition lists to just the cool, nerdy,…

What You Need to Know to Get Ready for The Handmaid's Tale Season Two Premiere

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale was published back in 1985, but the Hulu adaptation of its grim, deeply emotional story of female oppression was one of 2017's best, most gripping (and unfortunately most timely) TV shows, and that’s sure to be the case again this year with season two. Here’s how…

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Report: Hulu Has Passed on the Locke & Key Pilot, But It's Being Shopped to Other Streaming Services [Updated]

Locke & Key is an incredible horror comic from writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodríguez that just can’t seem to catch a break for an adaptation. The most recent television pilot has apparently been passed over by Hulu, but for fans of the Locke family drama, there’s still hope another streaming giant could pick it…

The Nerd's Watch: All the TV and Movies Streaming in April That You Actually Care About

In this day and age, knowing everything that’s coming to the popular streaming services is incredibly useful, bu tit can be hard to find the geeky things you’ll really want to watch. io9 is here to help—as your humble stewards, we’ve whittled down the new-addition lists to just the cool, nerdy, genre stuff coming to…

Did the Cast of The Handmaid's Tale Just Spoil the Big Cliffhanger?

Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale ends on a major cliffhanger: Offred heads willingly into a black police van, uncertain of her fate. She will either be arrested for treason, or smuggled to safety. The Hulu series may have ended its first season the same way, but since we’re headed into season two, we know there’s…