Netflix is moving into its streaming universe with a new live-action adaptation of the dystopian novel The Handmaids Tale.
The streaming giant has picked up the rights to the film, which will debut on the streaming service at the end of next year.
The film is being produced by Netflix’s parent company, 21st Century Fox.
The show follows a group of women in a US prison who, after a failed coup attempt, are forced to live as slaves.
The cast includes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Anjelica Huston, Sarah Paulson and Rosario Dawson.
The series will premiere on Netflix at the beginning of 2019.
For those unfamiliar with the book, the film follows a dystopian future where an all-female governing body has taken over a small town in the US and, with the aid of an evil leader named Baroness (Paula Patton), begins to govern it with the use of theocratic laws.
The story follows the resistance movement against the Baroness, who is eventually overthrown by the King (Liam Hemsworth).
The series is set in a dystopian New York City and follows the group of people who are forced into living in a prison.
They’re forced to work and eat in the prison kitchens, live in an apartment and have a strict religious code.
The show’s producers will use a “new world order” aesthetic in the series, which is also a nod to the show’s dystopian setting.
The production team said the production team has been “proud to work with such a diverse team” and has seen “great success” in the past with films like Iron Man 3 and Avatar.
In the novel, the Baronesses, led by the Baron (Paul Giamatti), attempt to create a utopia where the government doesn’t control the population.
The Baroness’ plan is thwarted by the resistance group and the town’s citizens, led the resistance by women, are imprisoned.
Netflix is also making a movie adaptation of The Handmaiden, which tells the story of a dystopian society in the 21st century where women are forbidden from entering the workforce.
Netflix has previously made an effort to expand its streaming service, announcing last month that it would add shows like Orange is the New Black and Stranger Things to its lineup.
Netflix also said it was adding more original series and original movies in 2018.
Disney, Walt Disney Studios and ABC also have streaming rights to The Handlmaid’s story.