During their TCA Winter Tour presentation today, Hulu unveiled the first trailer for The Handmaid's Tale Season 2, which reveals the premiere date as well. The second Season of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning hit series will premiere April 25th on Hulu. The April 25th premiere will feature two new episodes, and subsequent episodes released every Wednesday only on Hulu. This trailer comes just a day after the first Handmaid's Tale Season 2 photos featuring Elizabeth Moss were unveiled.
The 13-episode second season will be 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 characters will fight against, or succumb to, this dark truth. Alexis Bledel will reprise her role in the second season of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale as a series regular. Bledel starred in season one as a guest star and received rave reviews for her heartbreaking performance. The 13-episode second season is started production last fall. The Handmaid's Tale became the most-viewed premiere of any series, original or acquired, on Hulu in its first week and drew acclaim from both fans and critics.
The drama series, based on the award-winning, best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism regime that treats women as property of the state. 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 a devastated world. In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life, Offred navigates 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 Handmaid's Tale became the first show ever to debut on a streaming service to win Best Drama Series at the Emmy Awards last year, and it won the same award at the Golden Globes this year, along with Elisabeth Moss winning Best Actress in a Drama Series. It remains to be seen if the second season will be just as beloved, leading to the show pulling off a repeat at both the Emmy Awards and the Golden Globes. Given the massive popularity of the show, it wouldn't be surprising if it pulled off repeat wins.
The Handmaid's Tale comes to Hulu from MGM Television and is created, executive produced and written by Bruce Miller. Executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, and Ilene Chaiken. MGM serves as the international distributor for the series. The series stars Emmy(R) and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel. Take a look at the new trailer below, courtesy of Hulu YouTube.