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.
Shocking confession time: I didn’t watch the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards® last night – and apparently missed an historic evening.
Hulu became the first streaming service to win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series plus nine other awards including, among others, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – finishing with ten on the night.
The nominees for the 2017 TCA (Television Critics Association) Awards have been announced and with Game of Thrones not eligible this year, some interesting things have happened in the Outstanding Achievement In Drama category – with Stranger Things and This Is Us receiving nominations (both also received nominations for Outstanding New Series).
On the comedy side, Atlanta and The Good Place also pulled off the double-double with nominations for Outstanding New Series and Outstanding Achievement In Comedy.
In terms of total noms, HBO led with an even dozen – but FX (11) and Netflix (10) kept it from being a walkover, and The Handmaid’s Tale got Hulu on the board with four.
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.