We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
Home · Entertainment

Samira Wiley Joins The Cast Of New Hulu Series 'The Handmaid's Tale'

OITNB star Samira Wiley is taking her talents to Hulu.

Samira Wiley Gary Gershoff/WireImage
By Rachaell Davis · July 27, 2016

Samira Wiley is gearing up to take the entertainment world by storm once again with a role in the upcoming Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale.

The Orange Is The New Black alum will star opposite Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss, who was cast as the series’ lead, handmaid-in-training Offred. 

According to Deadline, Samira will portray Offred’s college BFF and aspiring handmaid Moira, who joins her in navigating within a society that regards women as property of the state.

The Handmaid’s Tale will shoot ten episodes for its first season and the series will begin production in Toronto this fall. 

While you wait for the series to stream in 2017, you can catch Samira in the cyber thriller Nerve, which hits theaters today.


WANT MORE FROM ESSENCE? Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news.