During the TCA Winter Tour presentation by Hulu, the first trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 was released along with the premiere date. The second Season of this Emmy and Golden Globe Awardee series will premiere on April 25th on Hulu. The premiere will have two new episodes, and follow-up episodes will release every Wednesday on Hulu. This trailer releases a day after the first photos of Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 depicting Elizabeth Moss had come out.
The second season has 13 episodes, and it will revolve around Offred’s pregnancy and her struggle to set her future child free from the horrors of Gilead. Aunt Lydia loves to say “Gilead is within you.” The Season Two will show Offred, and other characters battle with and cave in to the harsh reality. Alexis Bledel will come back to reprise her role in this season of The Handmaid’s Tale as a regular character. She was seen in the debut season as a guest star and impressed one and all with her heart-rending portrayal. The second season started production during fall 2017. The Handmaid’s Tale has become the most watched premiere of any series ever on Hulu during the first week and was loved by fans as well as critics.
This drama series is inspired by the Margaret Atwood best-selling novel, and is a tale of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society which earlier used to be a part of the US. After suffering environmental catastrophes and a rapidly declining birth-rate, Gilead is administered by a weird fundamentalist regime which considers the women to be state property. There are very few fertile women left, and one of them Offred (Elisabeth Moss) happens to be a Handmaid at the Commander’s home, one of the ladies who was forcibly made sex slaves in the last ditch effort to increase the population of a world in ruins. It is a horrible society, where one wrong utterance can kill her, yet Offred juggles Commanders, their atrocious wives, domestic Marthas, and other Handmaids, any of which might be a spy for Gilead, and she has only one goal: to stay alive and find her daughter who was snatched from her.
The Handmaid’s Tale had the honor becoming the first new show on a streaming platform, which won the Best Drama Series award at Emmy Awards last year and again won the same at this year’s Golden Globes, and Elisabeth Moss won the Best Actress in a Drama Series. Time will tell whether the Season Two will be equally well-received and get the show more awards at Emmy and the Golden Globes. Considering the immense popularity of the show, repeat wins won’t be a surprise.
MGM Television has brought The Handmaid’s Tale to Hulu and is written, created and executive produced by Bruce Miller. The show’s Executive producers are Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, and Ilene Chaiken. The series is distributed globally by MGM. The Handmaid’s Tale stars Emmy/Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel.
You can check out the latest trailer provided by Hulu YouTube.