'The Handmaid's Tale' Gets Gory With New Season 2 Pics
By Jennifer Drysdale
Blessed be the fruit? Our first look at season two of The Handmaid's Tale is here -- and it doesn't look like Offred is getting out of Gilead the easy way.
Hulu released three images from the upcoming season on Friday, including one with a bloodied Elisabeth Moss. The other photos feature an ominous trek of handmaids through the snow with their faces covered with red fabric, as well as another journey through a field.
The Handmaid's Tale will continue beyond Margaret Atwood's book in the second season, according to a press release, focusing on "Offred's pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead." Playing off a saying by Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd), "Gilead is with you," the season will force the characters to "fight against -- or succumb to -- this dark truth."
Handmaid's executive producer Bruce Miller opened up about season two while speaking with ET in July, explaining that the elongated new season (13 episodes versus season one's 10), will allow storylines to expand, and more points of view to be featured.
"One of the reasons we had a diaspora of characters at the end of season was so that we would have people that would guide us through other parts of this world,” Miller said, adding that audiences will get to see what life is like outside of Gilead. “Moira and Luke are in Canada together. There are all sorts of fascinating things happening up there that would be a show unto itself.”
Season two of The Handmaid's Tale premieres on Hulu in April. See more on the award-winning series in the video below.