One of the most-talked about TV shows of 2017 is on RTÉ tonight 4 years ago

One of the most-talked about TV shows of 2017 is on RTÉ tonight

The excitement.

If you haven't watched The Handmaid's Tale yet, then you are in for a real treat.

One of the biggest Netflix series of 2017 is finally coming to RTÉ and it premieres on the channel tonight. The Handmaid’s Tale is the Hulu adaption of the Margaret Atwood novel, and we’re completely obsessed.

From intense drama to scandalous romance, this programme keeps you on the edge of your seat and glued to the screen.

If you aren't fully convinced yet - we have listed six reasons as to why you NEED to watch it tonight right here.


Tonight will see the first two episodes of season one air on RTÉ and the first season will follow the nation's birth rate falling dangerously low as the main character, Offred, explains how they wound up in a future where women don't have any rights, and those who are fertile are forced to carry children for wealthier families, saying:

"When they slaughtered congress, we didn't wake up. When they blamed the terrorists and suspended the Constitution, we didn't wake up then either. They said it would be temporary. Nothing changes instantaneously.

"In a gradually heating bathtub, you'd be boiled to death."

And now that we have confirmation that season two is coming out in April, it is most definitely time you get stuck in.

The Handmaid's Tale will be screened tonight with a double-bill at 9.30pm.