But beyond the world of Gilead, which you can stream for free on SBS Demand, are regular actors and actresses, AKA normal people in normal clothing, living (relatively) normal lives.
The transformations the cast have taken to get into character somehow make their on-screen performances even more captivating, so we’ve compiled a list to show you what your favourite story-tellers look like without the creepy makeup and costumes.
Praise be! Season two of The Handmaid’s Tale is here and The Binge team debrief on everything they know about the going-ons in Gilead. Post continues after audio.
Elisabeth Moss – June/Offred
Moss’ Golden Globe winning portrayal of Offred constantly has us on the edge of our seats, and to be honest we’re just happy to see her smiling in real life.
Madeline Brewer - Janine/Ofwarren/Ofdaniel
The biggest transformation by far, Brewer has very little resemblance to her on-screen counterpart, proving just how good the costume and makeup department behind The Handmaid's Tale is.