makaryo.net –Viral ‘The real world is catching up with us’, says ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ creator. The dystopian future of “The Handmaid’s Tale” (“o Contro da Aia”, in the Brazilian translation) scares not only those who watch the series, but also those who produce it. The creator, Bruce Miller, says that he is always surprised to see that what was imagined often ends up echoing, some time later, in the pages of the newspaper.
“We, writers, never try to think about what is happening in the real world, we try to do it in our fictional universe,” he explains in a conversation with journalists, in which F5 participated. “Unfortunately, the real world tends to catch up with us. There is nothing fun to imagine the worst thing you can do, then to see it happen. It’s horrible.”
The fifth season of the series, which imagines a theocratic coup which transforms a large part of the territory of the United States into an ultra-conservative nation called Gilead, arrives in Brazil via the Paramount streaming service + next Sunday (18) . The plot resumes after June (Elisabeth Moss) manages to carry out her revenge against Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes).
Last season, June was finally able to get out of Gilead, where women lost all rights and, after a pandemic of infertility, some were forced to relate to force to ensure the reproduction of the high -ranking generals of the country . In his case, Waterford was the one who raped her several times.
Now the character will focus on the recovery of his daughter, Hannah, who has been withdrawn from his arms and abandoned for adoption to a Gilead family. Actor Ot Fagbenle, who plays Luke, June’s husband, says that the two embark on a trip to this end.
“I don’t want Gilead’s guys to make me talk too much,” he jokes when asked if the couple will enter Gilead for this purpose. “But I can say that recovering Hannah is always a priority for Luke and June, and they will do everything to get there. This time, they go further than ever. »»
‘The real world is catching up with us’, says ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ creator
Another character who goes further than ever is Serena Joy, played by Yvonne Strahovski. The wife of Commander Waterford, she ended the season ignoring the death of her husband. Now she will have to face sorrow and reinvent herself – while waiting for a child.
“I think Serena was still in mourning for the first part of her relationship, the part they were a couple of power,” explains the actress. “They really loved each other and could have been incredible together, so I think this loss is doubly devastating for her.”
However, the character should be able to turn around and become the greatest pain in the June shoe this season. Despite the fear of knowing what the former servant is capable of, she begins to recruit new supporters where the least expected.
“I look forward to the scenes where the two will compete,” explains Strahovski. “They are very tasty. People might not think so, but we had fun recording. It’s really cool to be able to dive in depth with someone who has a big instinct and try to give the same thing in return. “”
The series is based on the book of the same name of Margaret Atwood, but the story that the author had written ended at the end of the first season. The creator says that he always returns to the original work to decide the course of history, but that he also speaks a lot with the author.
“Some people tell me that I should follow the book, but the book is everything in season one and, to be honest, it ends in a very frustrating way,” explains Miller. “This is the greatest reason why I wanted to make the show. I wanted to know what had happened next (laughs).”
For the executive producer Warren Littlefield, the theme was given by the book, but the series continues to be highlighted to stay in touch with reality. “We always say that we would like to be less revealing,” he said. “Unfortunately, the world continues to give us new subjects. We never lack equipment.
Bradley Whitford, who plays Commander Lawrence in the series, accepts and remembers the recent decision of the United States Supreme Court which has put the right to abortion. “It’s a shocking and disturbing parallel,” he said. “Relevance increases terribly in our current political moment. I have girls and it’s a terrifying moment. “”
“I think that Margaret’s work warns us on the danger that fascism is and that perhaps the ideals of a more democratic and inclusive society have been held for granted,” he continues.
“In addition, June’s journey leads us to question, whatever the political circumstances, how it is possible to maintain humanity in an inhuman world.”
In the plot, Lawrence was one of the intellectuals whose work was used to justify the coup that installed Gilead. However, he often ends up helping people who are in a difficult situation, like June herself.
The help also Nick Blaine (Max Minghella), who started the series as the driver of Commander Waterford, but went into the ranks of Gilead and became the commander himself.
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He and June had a secret romance in the past, which resulted in a girl who is with the former servant in Canada.
It was he, for example, who presented Waterford to June so that she could lead her revenge. When asked if it could put the future of his character in danger, he deviates. “It’s a great question,” he said. “I hope to stay in the show for a while. What is funny about television is that you don’t know what will happen in the next episode. “”