M-Net adds The Handmaid’s Tale to its channel

The post-apocalyptic show, The Handmaid’s Tale, will air on M-Net following the acquisition of the broadcast right by the company. The show will be aired on the channel on Monday 30th October at 10 p.m.

The Handmaid’s Tale swept the 69th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards and became the toast of this year’s Emmy awards with multiple wins as it also beat out Netflix to become the first-ever video streaming TV series to win the Emmy in the highly-prized Outstanding Drama Series category.

The show won the best drama series category for the America’s Prime Time Emmy Awards although it had not been broadcast in South Africa. It is another indication of just how fast and unpredictably the TV industry globally and in South Africa is changing that even legacy broadcasters and new subscription video streaming services are unable to keep up.

The show’s first season of 10 episodes filmed in Toronto, Canada, will roll out on M-Net soon. The Handmaid’s Tale is set in a near-future America, renamed Gilead – a type of oppressive, totalitarian and futuristic yet Middle Age type world destroyed by environmental pollution and sexually transmitted diseases.

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