Hulu has announced that Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls, Mad Men) will be in a recurring role in their on screen adaptation of Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale."

The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian drama set in Gilead, the totalitarian society that was part of the United States facing plunging birthrates and numerous natural disasters.

Offred (Elizabeth Moss) is one of the few remaining women in Gilead who is fertile, and is forced into sexual servitude in an attempt to repopulate the world.  The Handmaid's Tale will follow her as she navigates one miserable situation to the next, with the hope of finding her daughter who was taken from her. Bledel will be playing the role of Ofglen, Offred's fellow Handmaid and companion. Her character is described as a pious, rule-follower who is loyal to Gilead's oppressive system, but turns into a daring a subversive woman.  

Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, and O-T Fagbenle co-star.

Bruce Miller created, executive produced, and wrote the Hulu series, with Atwood as a consulting producer.

The Handmaid's Tale will premiere April 26 on Hulu.