Don’t call her Offred.
Hulu released its trailer for “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2 on Wednesday and it looks like Elisabeth Moss is playing a completely different character this time around. Well, more like she’s taking ownership of her original identity, that is.
The clip picks up where Season 1 left off, with a pregnant Offred being carted away from the Commander (Joseph Fiennes) and Serena Joy’s (Yvonne Strahovski) home. “Is this what freedom looks like?” she asks in her narration. “What will happen when I get out? There probably is no out. Gilead is within you.”
The rest of the clip is filled with glimpses of your favorite suffering handmaids, Moira (Samira Wiley) and Luke (O. T. Fagbenle) living a free life in Canada, Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) getting bossy again, a look at the creepy Colonies, and Moss finally out of that unflattering red frock.
“My name is June Osbourne,” Offred says at the clip’s close — declaring herself June once more. “I am … free.”
The Emmy-winning drama series’ sophomore installment will be shaped by Offred/June’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 others will fight against — or succumb to — this dark truth.
Watch the trailer above.
Season 2 of “The Handmaid’s Tale” will premiere with two new episodes on April 25, with subsequent episodes released every Wednesday, on Hulu.