'Whatever is silenced will clamor to be heard'
The Handmaid’s Tale hit our screens last year, becoming one of the most watched series’ of 2017 and winning big over award season.
With a star-studded cast and gripping plot it’s hardly surprising, especially given the material it’s based on – Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel.
The past year has been a kick in the teeth for women, and so to watch a dystopian society where women have no rights has not only made for some pretty addictive viewing but has also kickstarted a feminist movement.
We tuned in religiously to see how Elisabeth Moss‘ character Offred was faring in the repressive Gilead, and thanks to the huge cliffhanger at the end of season one, we still don’t know her fate. Was she ushered to safety or is she being taken somewhere much worse than the Waterford household? The Colonies, perhaps? It looks like we’ll have to wait for season two.
Hulu has confirmed that The Handmaid’s Tale season two will be coming to our screens in April this year, with a trailer for the Emmy award winning show’s second season breaking just yesterday.
Disclaimer – it’s bleaker than we imagined.
This new teaser trailer is the second released by the television network, who confused us all last year when they released a teaser video of Offred walking through the forest.
We don’t know much about The Handmaid’s Tale season two yet. So far we know that Elisabeth Moss is returning to her role as Offred, and Alexis Bledel is also set to return as Ofglen – there are even rumours that Drake might make a cameo – but that seems a little less likely.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about what we can expect from the second series, Elisabeth Moss explained, ‘I’ve read the outline for the first episode, and it is fucking ridiculous… It’s insane!’
She continued: ‘I can say this: There is literally no way that anyone can guess what happens. You can try, but you won’t do it. It’s incredible. We’re really looking to blow people away, and we have every intention to break [the story] open and go even further in all directions.We have no intention of doing anything else than being even more balls to the wall than we were in Season 1.’
We officially cannot wait.