We may still be wrapped up in the dramatic cliff-hanger ending of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, but one of its stars, Alexis Bledel, has already moved on to her next role 鈥 and it鈥檚 NOTHING like Rory Gilmore. Set to appear in Hulu鈥檚 new retelling of Margaret Atwood鈥檚 The Handmaid鈥檚 Tale, Alexis is about to appear in a way that you鈥檝e never seen her before.

Gilmore Girls _ Rory

Starring Elisabeth Moss as Offred, the tale takes place in the dystopia of Gilead, where the few fertile women are forced into reproductive servitude. Alexis will play Ofglen, a handmaid and companion of the main character. First seemingly pious and a strict rule-follower, there is much more to this handmaiden than you could ever imagine.

Alexis Bledel _ The Handmaids Tale

And while we鈥檙e already thrilled by the fact that Elizabeth Moss and Alexis are on board, the rest of the team is just as wildly impressive. Those already confirmed include Joseph Fiennes, Chuck鈥榮 Yvonne Strahovski, Orange Is the New Black鈥榮 Samira Wiley and Madeline Brewer, The Mindy Project鈥榮 Max Minghella and The Leftovers鈥 Ann Dowd and O-T Fagbenle. Wowza.

Excited? Then be sure to catch the first 10-episode season of The Handmaid鈥檚 Tale on Wednesday, April 26 on Hulu.

What do you think about Alexis Bledel鈥檚 role in The Handmaid鈥檚 Tale? Tweet us @BritandCo!

(h/t E!; photos via Hulu, Netflix)