After releasing a teaser trailer a few weeks ago, Hulu has now put online the full trailer for season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale. Starring Mad Men’s Elizabeth Moss, the series is adapted from Margaret Atwood’s novel and has become a hit for the streaming service.
The second season will revolve around Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. “Gilead is within you” is a favorite saying of Aunt Lydia. In season two, Offred and all our characters will fight against — or succumb to — this dark truth.
Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values’. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
The second season of The Handmaid’s Tale will contain 13 episodes – three more than the first season – and will premiere on April 25.