‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2: “It’s Going to Get Worse”

The Handmaid’s Tale season two will drop in April 2018, and we’ve got the lowdown on what you can expect from the second series of one of TV’s hottest adaptations. 


In her interview with The Pool, the show’s star Elisabeth Moss, confirmed that “it’s going to get worse.” And we’d expect nothing less from one of the most harrowing, affecting pieces of television in recent times. 


Digital Spy reports that, in addition to the original cast including Moss, Alexis Bledel, Madeleine Brewer, and Samira Wiley returning for series two, Clea Duvall will join as Ofglen (Bledel)’s wife, Sylvia. Duvall previously starred alongside Moss in Girl, Interrupted and I am excited because I love her. As well as this, it is thought there will be a backstory for Aunt Lydia, and that Offred’s mother will make an appearance. 


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Moss told TV Guide:


Don’t try to guess what happens in that first scene of episode one in season two. You will never get it, and I mean that objectively as a viewer. You just won’t guess, and I love that so much.


Speaking to Deadlineshowrunner Bruce Miller said that the Colonies, where infertile women and enemies of Gilead are sent to clean up toxic waste, will definitely get some screen time, having only been mentioned in the book and the first series. In addition to this, Miller also confirmed that the fate of countries outside the US would be explored, including Mexico and Canada. Digital Spy notes that while we had a glimpse into what these countries were up to in season one, “The Canadians at the forefront of the resistance while Mexico were looking to trade with Gilead for some handmaids of their own.” There’s clearly a lot more to learn.


Excited yet? The Hulu drama has been going from strength to strength, winning awards left, right, and center, with Elisabeth Moss winning Best Actress in a TV Drama at the Golden Globes this past weekend. 



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