In Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, Gilead is a hyper-religious dystopia that has taken over what used to be the continental United States.
The drama series is based on Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, a novel in which women have lost all rights and individual women who are known to be fertile are given to childless upper-class families as Handmaids and forced to become pregnant for them.
The Handmaid's Tale adaptation stars Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne, called Offred by the Waterford family to whom she was given.
June is a rebellious Handmaid who chronicles her life under the oppressive regime. Gilead is an autocratic theocracy under an authoritative, extremely regressive Christian rule.Read more on screenrant.com