One of 2017's most popular shows is coming to RTÉ on Monday night 10 months ago

One of 2017's most popular shows is coming to RTÉ on Monday night

"Remember your scripture. Blessed are the meek."

The Handmaid's Tale is coming to RTÉ this Monday, following a hugely popular run on Hulu, online and on Channel 4 in 2017.

The show, which could arguably be dubbed as the most talked-about television programme of last year, will be screened with a double-bill on Monday at 9.30pm. The second series will be released on American channel Hulu at the end of April.

Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, the series is set in Gilead, a totalitarian society in what used to be part of the United States. Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state, and is faced with environmental disasters and a plummeting birth rate.

In a desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world, the few remaining fertile women are forced into sexual servitude. One of these women, Offred, is determined to survive the terrifying world she lives in, and find the daughter that was originally taken from her.

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The first season of the series is currently enjoying a rating of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes with 103 reviews. The second episode of the season is set for release on 25 April of this year.

So great is The Handmaid's Tale's surge in popularity, that the show took home two Golden Globes at this year's ceremony in January; Best Drama TV Series and Best Actress in a Drama TV Series went to Elisabeth Moss.

The Handmaid's Tale will air as part of a double-bill on RTÉ One at 9.30pm on Monday night.