It's going to be a Hulu original, but I'm hoping to get my hands on it at some point so I can compare it with both the book and the 1990 movie. The latter ruined the ending pretty badly - I'm hoping Hulu does a better job.
It's a hugely dystopian story...I'd call it a classic feminist dystopia (It's honestly the only Atwood book I've been able to read - her style is very literary and, as fair warning, if you get the book, it's told out of sequence/order).
The bad news about the new show: Somebody who worked on the movie is involved. Which does not give me much hope, sadly. The good news is that Atwood is consulting - and the book's complexity lends itself better to a series (10 episodes) than a movie.