Hulu's adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale will move beyond Margaret Atwood's novel in Season 2. The show was a massive success last year with the release of the first season and now it's almost time for the return, which looks even darker than the original. The finale of the first season saw Elisabeth Moss' Offred find freedom or punishment, leaving the home where she was a handmaid. However, the new trailer for The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 insinuates that the if there was freedom, it may have been short-lived.
Now that The Handmaid's Tale has gone past the events of Margaret Atwood's book, it's a mystery as to where the story will go next. We see Offred's friend Moira in Canada as well as the Commander and his wife discussing the disappearance of Offred. Overall, the tone is much darker, and it looks like there's going to be even more brutal moments in Season 2 when compared to the incredibly popular first season. It even looks like Marisa Tomei might have been spotted in the upcoming Season 2 trailer as well.
As with most trailers, Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale leaves a lot more questions than answers. Who is the Commander aiming his gun at in the woods? Is that really Marisa Tomei in the trailer (she's been confirmed for Season 2)? Why is there a mass handmaid hanging? There's plenty to dissect in the nearly 2-minute video for fans who have been waiting for almost a year for the second season to premiere. The trailer is a heart racing reminder as to why everybody loved the series in the first place.
Fans of The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 will be happy to learn that the premiere on April 25th will contain 2 episodes (last season started with 3), and that there are 3 more episodes this season, totaling at 13. It will be interesting to see where the story goes after completing the events from the source material. Margaret Atwood served as a consultant for the first season and co-wrote every episode, which was a huge plus for fans of the original novel. Atwood is reportedly more involved with The Handmaid's Tale Season 2, since there's no new sequel to the book. It's been reported that Season 2 will be loosely based on the historical notes section at the end of the book with more input from Margaret Atwood on where the story goes from here.
As previously noted, The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 will premiere April 25th Hulu with 2 episodes and then one episode a week for the following 11 weeks. There's plenty of time to go back and read the historical notes section of Margaret Atwood's book to gather clues of what we'll see in Season 2. While we all wait for the end of next month, you can check out the brand- new trailer for The Handmaid's Tale below, provided to us by the Hulu YouTube channel.