Explore the world of Gilead with this behind-the-scenes look at the award–winning show The Handmaid’s Tale.
The Handmaid’s Tale—the groundbreaking show produced by MGM Television and based on Margaret Atwood’s best-selling novel—has drawn rave reviews and attention worldwide. Now, this comprehensive book details the process of bringing the story to the small screen with forty-five exclusive cast and crew interviews, backstage and set photography, concept art, costume design, and more.
Delve deep into the dystopia of Gilead as interviews with the show’s cast and creators provide insight into the inspiration behind the characters, settings, and themes, as well as its parallels to the real-world political climate. Showcasing striking visuals and insightful commentary, The Art and Making of The Handmaid’s Tale is the definitive exploration of one of television’s most critically acclaimed shows.
Scott Campbell, sometimes known as Scott C., is the creator of the GREAT SHOWDOWNS online series and Double Fine Action Comics. He was art director and concept artist at Double Fine Productions on such games as Psychonauts, Brutal Legend, and Broken Age. His illustrated picture books include Zombie in Love, Zombie in Love 2 + 1, East Dragon West Dragon, XO, OX: A Love Story, Bob Dylan’sIf Dogs Run Free and Hug Machine, in which he has written the words as well as created the pictures. Scott lives in New York City.
Andrea Robinson is a New York–based editor and author. She is the author of The Vampire Diaries: Unlocking the Secrets of Mystic Falls and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Official Grimoire. Her young adult novel, Vampire Crush, published under the name A. M. Robinson, was a featured selection of the Scholastic Book Club.
Publisher: Insight Editions (May 14, 2019)
Length: 160 pages
"A trove of insights into the meticulous work done to create the terrifying world of Gilead in Hulu’s acclaimed adaptation."
– Den of Geek
"The Art and Making of the Handmaid's Tale captures the essence of these troubling times, featuring rich and thoughtful bonus content such as interviews with Margaret Atwood herself."