For her latest TV gig, erstwhile astronaut’s wife Yvonne Strahovski will try her luck as a commander’s spouse.
The Chuck MVP has joined Hulu’s adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale in the role of Serena Joy, wife of Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes). Serena Joy is the head of the household staff and an influential public figure who fought for traditional values and the establishment of Gilead.
The 10-episode series — based on Margaret Atwood’s celebrated 1985 novel — stars Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss as Offred, a Handmaid in the Commander’s household and one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world. In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life, Offred navigates between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
In addition to ABC’s one-and-done Astronaut’s Wives, Strahovski’s post-Chuck credits include stints on Dexter and 24: Live Another Day.
The cast also includes Max Minghella (The Mindy Project), Ann Dowd (The Leftovers), Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black) and Madeline Brewer (Hemlock Grove).
Hulu’s Tale starts shooting this fall in Toronto ahead of a 2017 launch date.