Following on from the success of its first season, The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 will be back on Channel 4 on Sunday 20 May at 9 pm.
The Handmaid’s Tale is based on Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed 1985 novel about a dystopian world where a religious group overthrows the American government and strips woman of their rights. Elisabeth Moss stars as Offred, a woman taken from her husband and child and forced to bear children for a government leader.
At the end of the first series of The Handmaid’s Tale, viewers were left wondering if handmaid Offred (Elizabeth Moss) finally had a chance of escaping the regime, as she stepped into a van with the promise of freedom.
Viewers were also left in the dark about who the father of Offed’s baby could be. Could it be Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) who ceremonially rapes her or his chauffeur Nick (Max Minghella) with whom Offred had a secret relationship with?
The second season will consist of 13 episodes and will focus on Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead.
Not only that but season two is also set to introduce the dreaded colonies where Alexis Bledel’s character Ofglen was banished to. Along with a look at Aunt Lydia’s backstory.
Season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale will be back on Sunday 20 May on Channel 4 at 9 pm.
Check out the trailer for the new season below or you can catch up on the whole of the first season here.