By Gabrielle Pantera @gpantera
Premiere of season 2 of The Handmaids Tale on Hulu on April 25th, 2018
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2018/4/24 – “So much of the season is about motherhood. I mean, you could say the first season was as well, but I definitely feel like we’ve locked into the idea of motherhood in Season 2 in a whole new way,” says Handmaids Tale star Elizabeth Moss.
The first season of the Handmaids Tale ends at the end of the book where Elizabeth Moss as Offred is in the van and we don’t know where she’s going or what will happen to the baby she’s carrying. Offred wants to find her first child, a daughter Hannah. This second season is a whole new world. It looks even darker then the first season. We know that Elizabeth Moss is still part of the series so it continues to follow her after she gets in the van.
“Bruce and I always talked about the impending birth of the child, this child that’s growing inside her as a bit of a ticking time bomb, and the complications of that are really wonderful to explore. It’s a wonderful thing to have a baby, but she’s having it potentially in this world that she may not want to bring it into. And then, you know, if she does have the baby, the baby gets taken away from her and she can’t be its mother. So obviously it’s very complicated and makes for good drama. But, it’s a very big part of this season, and it gets bigger and bigger as the show goes on.”
Gilead plays a big part in all their lives even if they’ve managed to escape. Flashbacks were used in the first season and continue in the second season.
More of their world is shown to the viewer. We get to see what they call the Colonies where women who couldn’t bear children or were considered unusable to work jobs that are considered beneath the top echelon in Gilead. Alexis Bledel as Ofglen/Emily is sent there we follow her journey and learn her past. We discover more about about the resistance in season 2.
- Elizabeth Moss as Offred/June
- Cherry Jones as Holly
- Samira Wiley as Moira
- Alexis Bledel as Ofglen/Emily
- Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia
- Madeline Brewer as Janine
- Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence
- Clea DuVall as Sylvia
- Max Minghella as Nick
- O-T Fagbenle as Luke
Showrunner Bruce Miller adapted Margaret’s Atwood novel. He says there’s enough material to fill ten seasons. 13 episodes in this season.