The Handmaid’s Tale broke a Hulu record, with more people watching the series premiere than any other one available on the streaming service.
That includes original and acquired shows, Hulu noted in an official announcement. The streaming company has acquired many ongoing and complete series, including Please Like Me and Seinfeld, respectively.
“The response we’ve seen to The Handmaid’s Tale in just one week since its premiere has been absolutely incredible,” said Hulu senior vice president and head of content Craig Erwich. “… We can’t wait to explore the world of Gilead and continue Margaret
’s vision with another season on Hulu.”
The Handmaid’s Tale just received a second season renewal by Hulu. We here at IGN have also reached out to the company for additional details on the show’s viewership so far.