The Handmaid’s Tale, a Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 classic, has dominated television this past year. Everyone, critics and fans alike, have been talking about the show’s profound impact on the discussions of gender and reproductive rights as well as issues of gender inequality. The adaptation has also encouraged many readers and non-readers to turn towards Atwood’s source material and rediscover her haunting portrayals of gender issues which bare uncanny similarities to the modern issues we’re currently experiencing.
We simply cannot get enough of the gripping tale and are thrilled to announce that Hulu has confirmed that season two will premiere in April 2018.
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While the spring premiere isn’t exactly shocking given that the first season premiered last April, we are happy that we don’t have to wait too long to see what the next chapter holds. Hulu offered fans some insight into season two, providing an official synopsis highlighting the key plot points to watch out for.
The synopsis reads:
The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. ‘Gilead is within you’ is a favorite saying of Aunt Lydia. In Season Two, Offred and all our characters will fight against – or succumb to – this dark truth.
While many of us may have already assumed that the second season would explore Offred’s pregnancy, this preview hints at the unforeseen issues we can’t even begin to fathom.
Actress Elisabeth Moss recently told fans to “give up” trying to predict season two. “I read the outline and got full body chills. Give up trying to guess what happens,” Moss said.
Well, by her reaction I’m sure many fans can look forward to the unexpected drama that awaits us this spring!
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