Alexis Bledel's Newest Role is a Dark Departure from Rory Gilmore

Alexis Bledel's newest role has just been announced - and it's kind of the sheer opposite of Rory Gilmore.

Vulture reports that the daughter half of the Gilmore Girls dynamic duo will be starring in Hulu's upcoming adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel The Handmaid's Tale. She'll play the character Ofglen and will appear alongside Elisabeth Moss, who will play Offred - a (much darker) Mad Men reunion perhaps?

For those unfamiliar with the novel the show will be based on, it's a dystopian story of a society in which a totalitarian regime has taken over. Women are kept the property of men and are used only for sexual and reproductive slavery. (A.k.a. there's a bit of terrifying relevence to the current political climate.) Both Ofglen, who develops a complex companionship with Moss's character, and Offred are even given their masters' names ("of glen" and "of fred").

After losing our collective minds over returning to the quaint Stars Hollow while watching Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life it will be a shock to see Bledel in something a bit, well, grimmer. The Handmaid's Tale will premiere on Hulu on April 26, 2017.