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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season Two Trailer Is Here and It Promises Blood

When Hulu announced the return of The Handmaid’s Tale after its first season garnered widespread acclaim, it made a lot of fans nervous. After all, there was only one book, so making a second season would be totally original. Based on Margaret Atwood’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale explores the startling misogyny and subjugation of women in the patriarchal society of Gilead.

 

Returning to screens on April 25th, the eight-time Emmy winner will pick off where it left with June’s departure from Gilead and the chaos left behind.  With the cliffhanger finale of season one ending roughly in the same place as its source material, many viewers were curious as to where the series was headed.

 

If you’ve had any doubts as to whether or not the second season would be able to surpass the incredible, startling, and downright disturbing nature of the first season, you can now quell those fears.

 

Take a look!

 

 

As we recently reported, fans will be able to see familiar faces, as most of the original cast members will return, including Elisabeth Moss, Alexis Bledel, Madeleine Brewer, and Samira Wiley. They will be joined by newcomer, Clea Duvall, who will play the role of Ofglen’s wife, Sylvia.

 

While most of the cast is nothing new, there will be plenty of new storylines in store for viewers. As briefly seen in the trailer, the landscapes will shift from the snowy somber streets of Gilead to the crimson hues of the colonies, or the toxic wastelands where infertile women and enemies of Gilead are sent to, showrunner Bruce Miller confirmed.

 

While season one was an eye-opening experience, exposing viewers to the unsettling issue of gender inequality and subjugation, season two is sure to go even further in this critical conversation.

 

Elisabeth Moss recently remarked on what fans can expect in the upcoming season, saying, “it’s going to get worse.” Based on the trailer, we can see why.

 

While you wait for the premiere of season two on April 25th, here are new photos from the upcoming season hat can give you a new look into what you can expect.

 

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Gets a Premiere Date

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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Elisabeth Moss says ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Made Her An Activist

Elisabeth Moss, star of the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ told The Hollywood Reporter that, from re-reading Atwood’s novel, “what I’ve learned is, now is not really a time to stand in the middle. You’ve got to pick a side.”

 

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Moss said that appearing in the show, which depicts a dystopian world in which women are used for breeding and have no autonomy, made her realize how urgent the issue of women’s rights is.

 

If you’re spending a year on something and you’re thinking about it, you’re reading a book over and over and you’re having to do these scenes, it sinks in, this idea of like, what happens if we don’t say anything or what happens if I don’t speak up?

 

Moss has been donating to charities, promoting organizations like Planned Parenthood on social media, and choosing socially conscious designers to wear on the red carpet, along with Planned Parenthood buttons and ACLU ribbons.

 

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is nominated for thirteen Emmy Awards this year, and we can’t wait to see how many it scoops! 

 

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