The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning TV series based on the novel by Margaret Atwood is coming back for a second season this April. According to its star, Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 is going to be just as disturbing as the first.
Even though the story is entering uncharted territory (moving beyond Atwood’s book) showrunner Bruce Miller says that Atwood will remain involved and the story will stay focused on the spirit of the world she created.
“I think it will be more involving in the second season because we will be in uncharted territories so more invention will have to take place,” Atwood told Entertainment Weekly.
“Season 2 will be exploring lots more to the world of Gilead, and luckily there’s lots to mine in the book, so even though we’re in some ways moving beyond the book, we can stay true to Atwood’s world and Atwood’s tone, which we all love so much,” said Miller to EW.
With a new story on the horizon, Ralph Fiennes (who plays Commander Waterford) and cast have remained tight-lipped about what fans can expect when The Handmaid’s Tale returns April 25. But Fiennes couldn’t deny that it will continue to send chills up your spine.
“It’s as creepy as ever,” Fiennes, 47, said. “It’s full of inspiration and fight and resistance, and I think that’s at the heart of this very creepy world of Gilead.”
Fans are also on their toes as to what happens to the other characters including Alexis Bledel’s Ofsteven. “She’s taken away, and you’re left wondering where she has gone. You can only assume the worst at this point,” Bledel teased in an interview with EW. “It sounds like I’m supposed to be in season two, but I don’t know what happens to my character.”
In a mix of flashbacks and fast forwards the show’s US creator, Hulu, reveals a glimpse into what is awaiting for the characters in this disturbing new world.
In the trailer, Moss’s Offred is shown bound and gagged, presumably after her failed escape attempt at the end of the first season. Her best friend, Moira (played by Samira Wiley), is shown in Canada with tears in her eyes. So what went wrong?
Amid the dramatic chaos we see a resistance building with banners being held protest.
Watch the trailer, titled “Whatever is silenced will clamor to be heard,” below:
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 premieres on April 25, 2018. Check your local listings.