The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2: There is a good news for the THT fans. The series has been renewed for the second season and will be released on Hulu and Channel 4 across the world. Elisabeth Moss has suggested that it will be bad too (in dark sense). It will get worse. Let’s find out what the creators have in the store for their fans.
Here’s our extensive list of everything you would want to know about season two of The Handmaid’s Tale. Let’s start now.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 Release Date: When’s The Premiere?
It would be too early for any official word regarding the air date. But, we can assume that it will be released in June 2018 on Hulu and Channel 4 as well. As the showrunners are expanding the series beyond the source materials, the pre-production will take more time this year around.
However, there are some reports that the show can return even on April 2018. So, that’s a good news too. But, we will have to wait to be sure.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 cast: Who’s in it?
Every character from the season one will return.
- Elisabeth Moss as Offred
- Alexia Bledel as Ofglen
- Samira Wiley as Moira
- Madeline Brewer as Janine
- OT Fagbenle as Luke
- Max Minghella as Nick
- Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia
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The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 Plot: What To Expect?
The premiere episode will be very unexpected. However, Moss has already teased viewers that the cast won’t reveal any details about the S2E1. We can expect some big shocks and more bizarre scenes. For instance, a trip to the colonies and Offred and Serena Joy being friends with each other.
- Offred is going to get “rebellious”.
Another good news for the fans of Offred. It is that the series will still revolve around Offred and she will become much more bad-ass this time, according to showrunner Bruce Miller. She is going to get a little rebellious. We will see her transformation from a well-behaved handmaid to rebellion Offred who can make troubles.
- There might be an Aunt Lydia backstory.
It is being expected that the show’s villain Aunt Lydia may get a back story to tell the viewers. Miller has confirmed it and has said that she is one of her most fascinating characters. He said that they would like to explore the lives of all Aunts what are they like.
- Offred’s mum WILL make an appearance.
If you have read the book, you can recall that Offred refers to her mother several times, but later on, learns that she was sent to colonies. But, in the show, she arranged the escape of Offred and Luke from Boston. It seems that at least a part of her story would be featured in the second installment.
Later on, Bruce Miller confirmed that Offred’s mother will be seen in season 2 and with her particular brand of feminism. Would it be awesome if there’s a resistance group of elderly/menopausal women and led by Offred’s mother? What do you think?
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- As may the wider resistance.
As fans, we are going to witness resistance on a large scale as many resistance groups will rise next season. It includes Mayday, Ofglen, Moira, and others.
Moss has supported the theory and said that it will close the huge gap between the book’s cliffhanger and that of the series. That’s the downfall of Gilead occurred at the hands of a resistance group. It will answer a lot of questions.
We would get to see a lot of more which hasn’t been mentioned in the book so far. So, we can expect the detail exploration of toxic-waste filled colonies and the mysterious Little America in the next season.
- The fate of other countries will be explored.
We got to see a glimpse of post-Gilead life in Canada and Mexico. The Canadians came at the forefront of the resistance and Mexicans were trying to trade some more Handmaid’s of their own with Gilead. Shame! So, we will get a detailed look at what’s going in other nations in the upcoming installment.
As mentioned in the book, some countries are aware of the developments in Gilead as Japanese tourists were found taking pictures of the Handmaids in their devices. They seem happy to treat the Handmaids as a mere cultural quirk of the newfound America.
Moss has promised that some parts of the book will be featured in the new season. So, we can expect to see how the ROW’s response to the newly formed state of Gilead.
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- And so will Gilead’s race issue.
According to the novel of Atwood, Gilead has been a white worshipping patriarchal society. This information was absent in the debut installment. As the race’s issue will come forward, it will change in the upcoming installment.
Showrunner Miller said that the writer’s room has been taking online thoughtful conversations about race in consideration for thoughtful conversations. Probably, we would get to see some of it next time.
The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 Episodes: How Many Will Be There?
In the first season, there were a total of 10 episodes. But, THT season 2 will run for an extended time period and will include 13 episodes.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 Writers: Who’s on board?
Producer Burce Miller and Margaret Atwood are already on-board. Reports say that the director of first episodes, Reed Morano will also be back as another executive producer. In an interview, Margaret has said that she would be heavily involved in season 2 plot. So, it looks like this installment is in safe hands. Inventions will be done and uncharted territories will be explored.
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The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 Directors?
Executive producer Reed Morano will direct a few of them. Mike Barker, Floria Sigismondi, Kate Dennis, and Kari Skogland could return. As the show is a huge success, we may see Wonder Woman’s Patty Jankins for at least a few episodes next season, after she has finished her new horror movie.
We may get to see A Wrinkle in Time’s Ava DuVernay being hired for a great episode.
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