Coming off of Elizabeth Moss' Golden Globe win this past Sunday for her performance in The Handmaid's Tale, Hulu has provided fans with a first look at new episodes as we all get ready for Season 2. It was announced that all-new episodes will debut this April, streaming exclusively on Hulu.
The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by 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.
The Handmaid's Tale comes to Hulu from MGM Television and is created, executive produced and written by Bruce Miller and executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Ilene Chaiken, and Elisabeth Moss. MGM serves as the international distributor for the series. The series stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel.
While HBO's Big Little Lies was the top winner at last weekend's Golden Globes ceremony, The Handmaid's Tale didn't walk away empty handed. The Handmaid's Tale actually won Best Drama Series in a category that was filled with top TV shows this year. It faced off against heavy hitter Game of Thrones, along with The Crown, the extremely popular Stranger Things and NBC's hit This is Us.
Best Actress in a Drama Series went to Elisabeth Moss. She was also facing some tough competition in her category, going up against Caitriona Balfe in Starz' Outlander, Claire Foy in The Crown, fan-favorite Maggie Gyllenhaal in HBO's The Deuce and the millennial favorite to win, Katherine Langford in 13 Reasons Why. But the former Mad Men star was no match for any of them. Showrunner Bruce Miller had this to say to Entertainment Weekly as he moves into the next phase of the series.
"The biggest barrier of season 2 was season 1. You sort of intimidate yourself. But at a certain point, you can't spend all your time second-guessing things. Instead, you just have to remember to try and tell a good story. Margaret [Atwood] (who wrote the original books upon which the show is based) and I had started to talk about the shape of season 2 halfway through the first. I'm not being cagey! I just want the viewers to experience it for themselves!"
Miller went onto describe one scene he is extremely excited about in this new season, which depicts a handmaid's funeral in Gilead.
"Everything from the design of their costumes to the way they look is so chilling. These scenes that are so beautiful, while set in such a terrible place, provide the kind of contrast that makes me happy."
You can get a taste of what this new season has in store with the first look below provided by Hulu, which depict a very bloody Elizabeth Moss and the funeral scene in question.