For those looking for award-winning TV series to those tempted by The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 trailer, we've got good news: you can watch The Handmaid's Tale Season 1 online with DStv Now.

Here are five reasons you should:

There will be a Season 2

We get it: you’ve been hurt before and you’re looking for something more long-term. Fortunately, The Handmaid’s Tale is not destined to join the list of one-season wonders that broke the hearts of TV fans, as a second season was announced last year and is due to premiere in April 2018.

Watch: The Handmaid's Tale Season 1 trailer online

The trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 has been generating buzz online, but we don’t suggest you watch it until you’ve finished Season 1.


Watch: The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 trailer




A stellar cast

Stars Ann Dowd and Elizabeth Moss have already won Emmys for their roles in the series, with Moss also winning a Golden Globe and Dowd picking up a Best Supporting Actress nomination. 


Award-winning drama series

The series itself has been an Awards Season favourite, winning Emmys for Lead Actress, Supporting Actress, Directing, Writing, Production, Cinematography and Outstanding Drama Series.

Discover more award-winning movies and series with our Awards Season playlist.



The next big thing

Speaking of directing, Reed Morano, who directed three episodes of Season 1, including the pilot, is set to have a big year in 2018. In addition to the release of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, her movie Think We’re Alone Now, which stars Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage, is currently generating buzz at the Sundance Film Festival.

Even more exciting are the rumours that she is set to become the first female director of a Star Wars movie, following her meeting with LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy.  


You will be able to watch The Handmaids Tale Season 1 online on Showmax soon

No need for delayed gratification when you can watch The Handmaid's Tale Season 1 online on Showmax from 1 February.