Adapted from Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale exploded on to screens last year with its shocking portrayal of a dystopian society in which women are imprisoned and forcibly impregnated to keep the human race going.
Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss plays the lead role of June/Offred in the series which won multiple awards and was warmly received by audiences and critics alike.
Now season two is set to return in just a few week’s time.
The second season is set to go beyond the storyline of the novel, leaving fans of the books and the show totally in the dark about what to expect from the harrowing plot.
How to watch The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 online
The Handmaid’s Tale is produced by Hulu in what has been one of the streaming platform’s biggest hits to date.
The first two episodes of season two will drop on Hulu on Wednesday, April 25.
Unfortunately, Hulu is not available in the UK.
Channel 4 has the rights to the series in Britain but the broadcaster has not announced when it will begin airing the new season.
Season one was released on Hulu on April 26 last year before beginning to air on Channel 4 three weeks later on May 28.
So UK audiences can expect to start watching soon after the initial Hulu release.
We will update this article with news of a Channel 4 release date as soon as it is announced.
How many episodes are in The Handmaid’s Tale season 2?
Season two will contain 13 episodes, three more than season one.
Only titles of the first two episodes have been release so far.
- Episode 1: June
- Episode 2: Unwomen
The synopsis for episode one, June, reads: “Offred reckons with the consequences of a dangerous decision while haunted by memories from her past and the violent beginnings of Gilead.”
Is there a trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale season 2?
Yes, Hulu have released two chilling trailers which hint that season two will certainly not be easy viewing.
The teaser opens with June held in the back of the van that picked her up in the season one finale as her voiceover is heard saying: “Is this what freedom looks like?
“What will happen when I get out? There probably is no out.
“Gilead in within you.”
The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 begins streaming on Hulu on April 25.