‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Producer Warren Littlefield Draws Similarities Between Show And Roe V Wade Overturning, Says It Is ‘Hauntingly Relevant’

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Producer Warren Littlefield Draws Similarities Between Show And Roe V Wade Overturning, Says It Is ‘Hauntingly Relevant’

The world woke up to a shocking judgement passed by the US Supreme Court on June 24 which overturned the Roe V Wade case by a 6-3 majority. This judgement makes abortion illegal in all the states in the United States thus, suppressing a woman’s constitutional right. A web series titled The Handmaid’s Tale which is based on the eponymous book written by Margaret Atwood reflects this cruel and harsh decision of the US court in a fictional way and how it negatively impacts women. The makers are currently filming the fifth season of the show when this judgement was passed and the executive producer of the show Warren Littlefield has said how The Handmaid’s Tale is a harsh reality and not just fiction anymore.

As per a report by Deadline, Warren Littlefield said that for many years they hoped their show was not relevant to society by now, but it seems ‘hauntingly relevant’ now. He also said that they hoped they were a ‘bizzare and dystopian’ concept and also that they were rather a ‘graphic novel’. Sharing more details on when they began filming the first season of The Handmaid’s Tale, Littlefield said that they all had stayed up late on the night of the presidential elections and were hoping that the US would elect their first female president but clearly that did not happen so.

The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian drama series based on Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s eponymous novel duology. The plot of the book revolves around how women from Canada are forcibly taken to the Republic of Gilead where they have to bear children to the bureaucrats of the country against their wishes.

Also read: American Women Lose Fundamental Constitutional Protection For Abortion Rights As US Supreme Court Overturns ‘Roe v. Wade’

I highly recommend you’ll to watch the series and even read the book.

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