The Emmy-winning drama The Handmaid’s Tale returns with a second season shaped by Offred’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 all our characters will fight against – or succumb to – this dark truth.
Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale returns April 25th. Check out the show’s new key art poster below.
Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state.
As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world.
A new piece of key art for the series hints at the rebellion in Offred’s heart.
Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has been adapted for television by Bruce Miller – with Atwood as an executive producer on the limited series.
Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopic bestseller, The Handmaid’s Tale tells the story of Offred, one of the Handmaids chosen/forced to bear the children of the leaders of Gilead – a totalitarian society formed after America collapsed during a time of natural disasters and plunging birthrates.
A new trailer gives us a glimpse of the creation of Gilead and how Offred became a Handmaid.
The series premieres with three episodes on April 26th and new episodes streaming weekly.
Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values’. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
The second volume of Margaret Atwood’s Angel Catbird graphic novel trilogy, To Castle Catula, will be released on Valentine’s Day/Tuesday, February 14th.
Illustrated by artists Johnnie Christmas (Sheltered) and colorist Tamra Bonnvillain (Doom Patrol), Angel Catbird Volume 2: To Castle Catula features an introduction by Eisner and world Fantasy Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel).
Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has its lead. Joseph Fiennes will portray Commander Fred Waterford a powerful founding father of Gilead and the ruler of the household in which Offred (Elizabeth Moss) is a handmaid.
Follow the jump for details. The Handmaid’s Tale is slated to go into production later this Fall to be ready for a 2017 premiere.