25 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2017

From superhero sitcoms to dystopia-lit adaptations, new 'Star Trek' to new 'Twin Peaks' – here's what you'll be watching this year

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'The Handmaid's Tale'

Hulu, Apr. 26
It’s the American answer to Orwell. Set in the all-too-near future, this adaptation of Margaret Atwood's feminist science-fiction parable chronicles the story of a woman (Elisabeth Moss) held in a puritanical form of sexual slavery. Specifically, she belongs to a high-ranking member of the patriarchal dictatorship of Gilead, a fundamentalist Christian nation that rises from the apocalyptic ashes of a splintered United States. And with any luck, this 10-episode series will remain a dystopic fantasy rather than a documentary by the time its April air date rolls around. A strong supporting cast that includes The Leftovers' Ann Dowd and Gilmore Girls' Alexis Bledel. STC

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