Bell Media gets Canadian exclusive for The Handmaid’s Tale

The 10-part first season of the dystopian drama will be coming to Bravo and CraveTV.

Bell Media has signed an exclusive deal to bring the first season of The Handmaid’s Tale to Bravo and CraveTV.

The 10-episode drama will have a two-hour premiere on the specialty channel on Sunday April 30 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. It will continue to air Sunday nights at 9 p.m. beginning May 7, and for the duration of its 10-episode first season. The entire first season will then be made available on CraveTV in the spring once the finale has aired on Bravo.

The Handmaid’s Tale is a TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel and stars Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake) as Offred, Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love) as Commander Waterford and Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black) as Moira.

Filmed in Toronto, The Handmaid’s Tale is created, executive produced and written by Bruce Miller.

The producers of The Handmaid’s Tale, MGM Television, made headlines during SXSW with a promotional stunt that saw people dressed as handmaids walking the streets of Austin during the festival.