#TBBCongratulations are in order for actor O.T. Fagbenle who you can see in the hit US Drama series The Handmaids Tale which will be coming to the UK very soon!
The series which launched on Wednesday 26th April via streaming service HULU has unsurprisingly had critical acclaim since its first episode. The show is set to be picked up by a British broadcaster although it has not yet been confirmed which one.
British actor O.T. Fagbenle (Death In Paradise, NW, The Five) stars alongside Elizabeth Moss (West Wing, Mad Men), Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare In Love, American Horror Story) and Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck, Dexter, 24:Live Another Day) and
The series is an adaption of the novel (of the same name) written by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood. Set in a dystopian near-future, where the U.S. is at civil unrest and ruled by a Totalitarian / Christian fundamentalist government Gilead. This is a time where women are not allowed to work, read or control money.
The main character Offred (Moss), is the Handmaid assigned to the home of Gileadean commander Fred Waterford (Fiennes). We see Offreds flashbacks to the “time before” when she was married and had a daughter, but to survive she must abide by the strict rules and constant scrutiny to avoid execution in order to once again live free.
Fagbenle has a recurring role as Luke, Offred’s husband thought to be dead after the couple failed an attempt to flee the U.S. and were captured. We see him in a number of flashbacks of Offred’s former life.