'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Filming In D.C. And The Pictures Are Haunting

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is Filming In D.C. And The Pictures Are Haunting

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IMAGE VIA GEORGE KRAYCHYK - © 2018 HULU / IMDB/Evy Mages/ Instagram/Washingtonian

Pictures of The Handmaid’s Tale filming in D.C. are eerie AF

It’s really only fitting that The Handmaid’s Tale, a show that echos our current administration’s desire to restrict some of women’s rights, would film in Washington D.C. last week. More than 200 actors dressed in bright red handmaid cloaks gathered at the Lincoln Memorial and the pictures are…really something else. Prepare to experience a whole lot of chills.

Evy Mages, a photographer for the Washingtonian, captured the sprawling scene of handmaids in their cloaks and white bonnets, kneeling down. Elizabeth Moss (Offred) was spotted at the top of the steps, alongside Joseph Fiennes (Fred) and Yvonne Strahovski (Serena). The Washingtonian noted that Fiennes was heard saying: “Lord above, we beseech you. Hear our prayer,” right before the handmaids got down on the ground.

Other locals spotted the filming and snapped their own pictures – which were all equally striking and powerful. Twitter user @RachelHBluth very aptly noted: “It says something about 2019 that we had to see this up close to figure out if it was a protest or filming for the Handmaid’s Tale season 3. (It’s the latter).”