The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

The Award-winning Hulu original ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ first released on April 26th of last year and has since been met with high praise. But when will season 2 come to Hulu? Below we have put together everything we currently know about the show’s second instalment.  

Originally based on the 1985 Novel by Margret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is set in a dystopian future where the government of the United States has been disbanded and a religious totalitarian regime has risen up and taken control. The dictatorship has brought many changes, including the severe reduction of women’s rights. Women are now forbidden to read and split up into different segregated ‘classes’.  The book and show primarily follow the handmaid (dressed in red) ‘Offred’, who’s purpose is to bear children for higher up commanders to counter the rapid decline in birth rates.

The show includes flashbacks to the beginning of the revolution and depicts the struggle of many ex-US citizens who attempt to rise up against oppression.

Returning Cast Members

The first season introduced many interesting and great characters, and as of yet, the entire cast is set to return for the second season. Even Alexis Bledel, who’s characters disappearance has been shrouded in mystery.

(L-R) Actors Max Minghella, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Samira Wiley, O-T Fagbenle, Elisabeth Moss, Madeline Brewer, Yvonne Strahovski, and Joseph Fiennes pose for a portrait at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Zack DeZon/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

As well as the return of season 1’s characters we will also be welcoming a couple of new actors to the show. Including Clea DuVall (Veep) and Oscar winner Marisa Tomei.

What’s Season 2 got in store?

From what we’ve been hearing we’re defiantly in for a great time in season 2. Moss has said herself that no one will be able to guess what happens in the opening scene. So prepare to be shocked.

It’s going to get worse, girl. Season two is going to be bad too, really dark.

– Elizabeth Moss in an interview with The Pool.

The show-runner Bruce Miller has confirmed that we will be visiting the colonies at some point in the second season. An area where infertile women and regime opposers are forced to clean toxic waste.

The second season is going to focus more on Offred’s pregnancy and her willingness to spare her child from the Dystopian reality.

Release Date

Along with the recently released trailer, Hulu also announced what date the award-winning series would be returning. The 25th of April marks the release of the first two episodes, with the next being released every Wednesday after.

Season 1 can also be purchased on Youtube and Google Play to watch.

Have you watched all of season one? Are you looking forward to the second? We would love to hear in the comment below.