‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Trailer: Freedom Burns

“The Handmaid’s Tale” quickly became a phenomenon when it was released last year. Hulu, who has quietly been releasing quality original series, had been waiting for something on their streaming service to catch on, and become a massive pop culture hit, in the same way “Stranger Things” has for Netflix and “Transparent” did for Amazon. And clearly, ‘Handmaid’s’ is that hit. With multiple Emmy’s and Golden Globes, the series is poised to become even bigger in season 2. In the newest trailer for the upcoming season, it looks like the series isn’t going to miss a beat when it returns. The upcoming season is especially exciting for one big reason – the unknown. After season 1 ended in much the same way the classic Margaret Atwood novel came to a close, this season is venturing into largely unknown territory. Without the help of amazing source material, will the creators behind the show falter? It sure doesn’t look like it. Elisabeth Moss leads the way in the trailer, as her character is clearly on a mission to help her daughter. Alexis Bledel is back, and it doesn’t look like things are going great for her, either. We also get glimpses of fan favorites, like Samira Wiley’s Moira. But clearly, the standout image in the footage shown is the quick glimpse of the women all set to take part in a mass hanging. Yes, this series is dark. In addition to Moss, Bledel, and Wiley, the series also stars Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes, Ann Dowd, Sydney Sweeney, Cherry Jones, and Max Minghella, in addition to a variety of others. “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2 premieres April 25, 2018 on Hulu. Check out the latest trailer below.