SERIELAND RECO - The fourth season of feminist dystopia "The Handmaid's Tale" has just debuted on OCS. Its heroine and co-producer Elisabeth Moss has established herself as a central figure in the movement for women's rights. On the occasion of the release of the series, SERIELAND devotes an episode to the actress and looks back on her roles, notably in "The West Wing", "Mad Men" and "Top of the Lake". How did the actress become a feminist icon? What does "The Handmaid's Tale" say about our company? Eva Roque in debate with Thomas Destouches, journalist at Télécâble Sat Hebdo and Charlotte Blum, series journalist for OCS.

The book by Margaret Atwood, series, and costumes for

The Handmaid Scarlet


The Handmaid's Tale

) have become standards of the feminist cause. And by extension, Elisabeth Moss, the main performer of the series and co-producer, has become a muse of the movement. But this is not the only time that the actress has lent her features to a character of a strong woman.

Discovered in the role of the daughter of the President of the United States in

The West Wing

, Elisabeth Moss then bursts the screen by playing Peggy Olsen in the series

Mad Men

. In this fiction, she embodies a character that can be considered as a feminist, an introverted secretary who gradually becomes a talented artistic director, sure of herself and full of power. Spotted by Jane Campion, she then becomes the heroine of

Top of the Lake

, a punchy series that takes up the theme of rape and violence against women. In this forensic thriller, Elisabeth Moss plays Robin Griffin, an inspector charged with investigating the surprising pregnancy of a 12-year-old girl. 

How can we characterize the trajectory of Elisabeth Moss?

What is the place of Elisabeth Moss in the production of T

he Handmaid's Tale


And besides, is the fourth season of the series, available on OCS, up to the previous seasons?

In this episode of SERIELAND, Eva Roque is interested in the career of Elisabeth Moss and her role in the production of series.

She surrounded herself with Thomas Destouches, journalist for Télécâble Sat Hebdo and Charlotte Blum, series journalist for OCS. 

Discovery of the week: The 4th season of

 The Handmaid's Tale

Adapted from Margaret Atwood's novel, the series is set in a totalitarian America called: Republic of Gilead. In this state, all power is in the hands of fanatic religious men and fertility has reached historically low rates. Women no longer have any rights and are divided into two castes: on one side the wives and on the other hand the maids, victims of repeated rape, whose sole mission is to give birth. One of them, June rebels and tries to fight this system. 

In this 4th season, June continues her quest for freedom and comes up more and more violently against the patriarchal system of the Republic of Gilead.

The Handmaid's Tale

is a remarkable, dark series with a very polished aesthetic.

Beyond the visual shock, the series warns of the gradual decline in women's rights.

Built on temporal flashes of June's life before the establishment of this political regime, the series shows how a society can, little by little, sink into dictatorship. 

4 seasons, 46 episodes of about 50 minutes to watch on OCS

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The bonus:


The series tells the story of a young woman, Jules, recently left by her boyfriend.

To go up the slope, she decides to get closer to her friends, whom she had somewhat neglected during her relationship.

To reconnect and win back their friendship, Jules will have to redouble his imagination. 


oscillates between comedy and fantasy by presenting absurd scenes.

For example, from the first episode, Jules finds himself in a crowded bus of women, all of them have been dumped by their companion.

In tears, they head for a sorting station that will decide their love destiny.


emphasizes the importance of sisterhood and female friendships.

The series, especially the dialogues, are biting.

And, the game, while the irony of Kat Dennings (




), in the role of Jules, brings a lot to the series. 

10 episodes of about 25 minutes to watch on Disney Plus. 

The guest: Charlotte Blum 

Charlotte Blum is a journalist specializing in series for the OCS platform. 

The SERIELAND team: 

Author and presentation: Eva Roque

Director: Christophe Pierrot

Editorial project manager: Timothée Magot 

Distribution and editing: Clémence Olivier with Salomé Journo

Preparation: Magali Butault