Blessed be the fruit! Hulu announced “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2 will premiere on April 25. With two new episodes, no less!
Oh, that’s not enough to be thankful for? Well, then check out the streaming-service’s second offering during the Television Critics Association tour on Sunday: the first trailer for the 13-episode installment.
The one-minute, 17-second preview is set to a haunting choral cover of Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth,” with the lyrics “I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound/Everybody look what’s going down” playing over images of Gilead in upheaval and Offred (Elisabeth Moss) literally stoking the flame.
Season 2 of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series will center around Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead, according to the season’s official description. “Gilead is within you” is a favorite saying of Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd), and Hulu promises that this season everyone will fight against – or succumb to – this dark truth.
Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name, the series stars Moss, Dowd, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” comes to Hulu from MGM Television and is created, executive produced and written by Bruce Miller. Executive produced by Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, and Ilene Chaiken. MGM serves as the international distributor for the series.
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.