Hulu's adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale has gone from strength to strength this awards season, winning eight Emmys and two Golden Globes, including Best Drama Series in both. It's fitting, because the show is great, both in its depiction of Margaret Atwood's gender dystopia as well as its incredible cast. I'm still making my way through the first season, and I'm really enjoying it.
With awards response that strong, you bet a second season is on its way. Aside from announcing a premiere date - April 25 - the newly-released trailer teases a little about where the show is headed:
Clearly, Offred (Elizabeth Moss) is not having a terrific time as a captive of the show's brutal authorities, but there are, happily, new signs that revolution is in the air.
We're also, apparently, set to see a little more of the world in which the show is set. The oppressive Republic of Gilead is just one nation, after all, and its media suppression means those inside don't really get to know what happens outside it - and thus, neither have we, so far. But Season 2 promises glimpses at the political oasis of Canada (possibly a little too real for current-day Americans), as well as the much-whispered-of and much-polluted Colonies, where prisoners are sent to probably perish (or worse). It'll be interesting to see just how representative Gilead is of this near-future in its entirety.
The Handmaid's Tale returns to Hulu on April 25th.