Season 2, premiering this April, brings with it the return of Offred (Emmy and Golden Globe victor Elisabeth Moss) and (per the official Hulu summary) "her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead". In addition, Elisabeth Moss won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series. Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) seems in pain while Moira (Samira Wiley) who managed to escape Gilead, come across traumatised still.
"The biggest barrier of season 2 was season 1".
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Another shot shows a line of women that appear much like the Handmaids, but dressed in black garb and red masks that cover their face - a stark contrast to the strict red and white dress code that previously signified their status in Gilead's society.
With season two, the series now extends beyond the scope of its source material: the dystopian novel of the same name penned by author-turned-show writer Margaret Atwood in 1985. It'll also give us a look at what happened to those who've been exiled to the Colonies. "We have a few more months to go before we premiere, and now things can catch up with us". The great thing about season 1 is we just followed the characters through their hard problems instead of trying to put a plotline ahead of them.
Executive producer Dan Futterman said in success, "The Looming Tower" could return for a second season telling a different story in the same realm.
Offred is also shown bearing the same ugly mouth-gag that Emily/Ofglen was forced to wear in one of season one's most horrifying episodes.
The second season will return on April 25, 2018 with thirteen 45-minute to 1 hour episodes.
Many fans were particularly rankled by her linking to the NY article, but Atwood insisted it was an attempt to understand opposing points of view and not an endorsement.