The Handmaid's Tale is touted as one of 2017's biggest hits, with the second season now guaranteed. Now, the first look at the next chapter of the series is here.
More Prescient Than Ever
The first season of Hulu's acclaimed feminist drama ended on a serious cliffhanger, so the sophomore edition will be picking up right where it left off.
Rebellious lead Offred (played by Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss) is in such a bad place that she ends the brand new trailer asking one, exhausting question.
"Seriously, what the actual f**k?" asks Offred in the must-watch clip.
The Handmaid's Tale's resident female warrior is reportedly set to be an even more disruptive force second time around. The second season of the Emmy-winning show will revolve around her pregnancy. Offred will fight the forces of evil in dystopian nightmare world Gilead to protect her unborn child's life, as well as her own.
The upcoming sophomore season of the hit show, Game Of Thrones-style, has now moved away from the storyline of Margaret Atwood's novel, where the series is based on. As a result, it's set to be even more relevant and on-the-nose in the culture of #MeToo and Time's Up.
A Packed Slate
Alongside returning lead Moss, The Handmaid's Tale has added several big names to its roster for the second go-round. Emmy-winner Cherry Jones will portray Offred's mother while Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei is set to play the wife of a commander, and Clea DuVall will appear as Alexis Bledel's (Gilmore Girls) character's wife. Joseph Fiennes, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, and many others fill out the show's impressive roster.
In an interview, Writer Atwood teased that she wanted to have Canadian actor-turned-rapper Drake appear in the second season of the show. However, there's no sign of him as of yet. Considering the show is shot in Toronto, it wouldn't even be too much of a commute for the proudly Canadian superstar.
Bruce Miller serves as creator, executive producer, and writer of the adaptation alongside fellow executive producers Warren Littlefield, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Ilene Chaiken, and Moss herself.
The first season's critical reception hugely positive, with the LA Times dubbing it as a highly impressive and beautifully-shot series. Its influence leaked into real life, with women donning costumes at marches for equality across the United States in the wake of Trump's election.
The first two new episodes of the second season hit screens on April 25 exclusively on Hulu.