The first season of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu has been a critical and commercial success for the streaming service and we just got our first look at the upcoming second season.
The series had an event at the TCA press tour and those in attendance got to see the first footage from season 2 along with getting the release date for the first two episodes with subsequent episodes airing weekly. The new footage shows the world outside of Gilead and the devastation of the radioactive “colonies” that are throughout the country. We also get a look at Moira’s life up north, Offred’s imprisonment and more flashbacks.
Also joining the cast for the next season is Marisa Tomei (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as a commander’s wife in the colonies.
The 13-episode second season will be 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 characters will fight against – or succumb to – this dark truth.
The Handmaid’s Tale returns to Hulu April 25th.