"The Handmaid's Tale" won two Golden Globe awards last week, for best television drama, and best actress in a television drama for Moss. Emmy victor Ann Dowd, who portrays Aunt Lydia on the series, previously gave some hints about the upcoming season. "In Season 2, Offred and all our characters will fight against-or succumb to-this dark truth". Adapted from Margaret Atwood's critically-acclaimed 1985 novel, the first season of "The Handmaid's Tale" ended with Offred, born June, getting pregnant and being taken away in a Gilead-controlled van.
While HBO's Big Little Lies was the top victor at last weekend's Golden Globes ceremony, The Handmaid's Tale didn't walk away empty handed. But season 2 (which will premiere in April on Hulu) will enter uncharted territory, albeit with input from Atwood, who serves as a consulting producer on the series.
'You sort of intimidate yourself. You can try, but you won't do it. I'm not being cagey!
HMT showrunner Bruce Miller gushed about working with Moss, saying, "Lizzie is such an incredible partner on this with me".
Two of the images are general, wide shots of the Handmaids in different locales, and apparently at different seasons (including one in which they are ominously being led through a snow-covered cemetery). Perhaps this is a scene from Mexico, trying to create their own version of Gilead's handmaid program.
In a press release revealing our first look at the new season, Hulu teased that season 2 is set to focus on Offred's pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the horrors of Gilead. He continues, "These scenes that are so handsome, while set in such a awful place, provide the kind of contrast that makes me happy".