Elizabeth Moss wasn't lying when she said Season 2 of her award winning Hulu series The Handmaid's Tale was going to be even darker. It's not like Season 1 wasn't super dark so imagine the places it is going now.
But with a bigger budget for Season 2 and a slew of awards (Emmy's and Golden Globes) the show is going to explore the colonies that viewers only heard about in the first season. Much of Season 2 will center around Offred's pregnancy as she fights to bring a child into this extremely horrific society that is Gillead. “So much of this season is about motherhood,” Mosssaid during a recent press panel. “We’ve talked a lot about the impending birth of the child that’s growing inside of her as a bit of a ticking time bomb, The complications are really wonderful to explore. She does have the baby, but it gets taken away from her. She can’t be its mother. It makes for good drama.”
The show resonated so strongly in its first season as it seemed eerily similar to some of the current events happening in the past year. However Bruce Miller, showrunner and executive producer of the series, said during that panel, "I wouldn’t say that the story is ripped from today’s headlines. I would say that today’s headlines were ripped from the book.”
Also get ready for some good guest stars including Oscar winner Marisa Tomei and Clea Duvall. For now just watch the trailer below, but don't say we didn't warn you.
Season 2 will premiere on April 25.
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