Hulu has released the first official trailer for the second season of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’ The second installment of the award-winning series is set to premiere April 25 on the streaming service with two new episodes, and following episodes to be released every Wednesday.
The new teaser for the dystopian series gives fans a first look at a few newcomers to the ‘Handmaid’s’ universe, including Janine (Madeline Brewer). It also looks like fans will finally be able to get a glimpse of the enigmatic “colonies,” often discussed as a dire outcome but never seen in Season One.
Fans of the Margaret Atwood novel will remember that first season ended in the same fashion as the book, which leaves showrunner Bruce Miller’s TV adaptation in a position to continue the story of June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) and Gilead without new stories from the source material leading the way.
The trailer is set to Malia J’s cover of Buffalo Springfield’s ‘For What It’s Worth,’ and featured several dialogue-free images, including June in full Handmaid uniform with the horrifying addition of a muzzle; Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) dressed to the nines at an event in one moment and approaching a gagged man in the woods with gun in hand in another; June and Luke (O. T. Fagbenle) sharing a happy moment with their daughter Hannah; Luke with June’s best friend Moira (Samira Wiley), both of them safely in Canada by the end of the first season; and June tearfully meeting up with Nick (Max Minghella), the father of her unborn child.
The 13-episode second season will be shaped by June’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ comes to Hulu from MGM Television and is created, executive produced and written by Miller, and is also executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears and Ilene Chaiken. MGM serves as the international distributor for the series.
Check out some of the images and the trailer below!