The Handmaid’s tale, starring Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes and Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel, has received wide acclaim since it debuted on Hulu.

Until now it has only been available on the US streaming service, much to the frustration of many.

Fortunately, Channel 4 has now acquired the series from MGM Television.

Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, and already confirmed for a second season, The Handmaid's Tale centres on a dystopian, totalitarian society in which women such as Offred (Moss) are treated as property of the state and are forced into sexual servitude.

"The Handmaid's Tale is a chilling and frighteningly topical exploration of a world where women are subjugated," Channel 4's chief creative officer Jay Hunt said.

"I'm delighted that Channel 4 viewers will get to see this critically-acclaimed take on a classic novel."

Moreover those eager to see the show won’t have to wait long – Channel 4 will start airing it later this month.

You can watch the trailer for it here: