In honor of International Women’s Day, Hulu has unveiled a short teaser trailer and a new poster for the upcoming second season of The Handmaid’s Tale. The 30 second trailer, which gives nothing away about the second season, features Elisabeth Moss as Offred.
“Wear the red dress. Wear the wings. Shut your mouth. Be a good girl. Roll over and spread your legs. Yes, ma’am. May the Lord open. Seriously, what the actual f…?” asks Offred.
Season two of the critically acclaimed, award-winning dramatic series will premiere on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The first two episodes will be available to stream on the premiere date.
In addition to Elisabeth Moss, the season two cast includes Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle, and Amanda Brugel. The series was created by Bruce Miller, with Miller writing and executive producing. Warren Littlefield, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Ilene Chaiken, and Elisabeth Moss also serve as executive producers.
Season one of The Handmaid’s Tale earned 12 Primetime Emmy nominations, winning eight including Best Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Elisabeth Moss). It also won Emmys in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Ann Dowd), Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Alexis Bledel), Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Reed Morano), and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Bruce Miller). The series also won three Critics’ Choice Awards, a Directors Guild of America Award, a Producers Guild Award, and two Writers Guild of America Awards.
The Plot: 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.