First Photos of 'Handmaid's Tale' Season 2 Tease Bloody Offred

Carla Harmon
January 14, 2018

"The Handmaid's Tale" isn't getting any cheerier, at least not based on photos Hulu released on Friday.

The Handmaid's Tale has been one of the biggest television hits of the last season, having won eight Emmy Awards and recently taking home Best Drama at last week's Golden Globes.

"'Gilead is within you' is a favourite saying of Aunt Lydia". "In season two, Offred and all our characters will fight against- or succumb to- this dark truth".


Showrunner Bruce Miller has near-complete creative freedom for The Handmaid's Tale season 2, which just debuted its first look.

The Handmaid's Tale is a key piece of Hulu's strategy. MGM serves as the global distributor for the series.

Miller also teased a scene set during a handmaid's funeral. You can try, but you won't do it.


Miller says the season will also expand on the lives of refugees who escape Gilead (such as Samira Wiley's Moira) as well as the prisoners who have been sent to work at the polluted "Colonies" scattered throughout America.

'Lizzie is such an incredible partner on this with me.

Miller doesn't want to give much more away about the plot, but he promises he's not being cagey; "I just want the viewers to experience it for themselves!" "Everything from the design of their costumes to the way they look is so chilling", he said. He continues, "These scenes that are so lovely, while set in such a bad place, provide the kind of contrast that makes me happy".


Pictures for the second season have dropped and it shows Offred covered in blood, a large crowd of people walking through what looks like a countryside and the third shows a group of people dress in red walking through a graveyard.

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