The full length trailer for Hulu’s second season of The Handmaid’s Tale is out and—while it may surprise you like the shock of an electric cow prodder—it is very dark and intense.
This is the first series that will leave behind its source material, Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel of the same name, though Season One already began to deviate by showing what’s going on outside of Gilead and keeping up with Moira (Samira Wiley) and Luke (O-T Fagbenle). (Keepin’ Up With Moira and Luke also happens to be the name of the spin-off sitcom I’ve been pitching to Hulu and I’ve yet to hear a response.)
Will Offred/June (Elisabeth Moss) finally be free? And if yes, what will she do about her baby with Nick (Max Minghella) if and when she’s reunited with Luke? The answer is obviously to form a throuple, but many other questions remain. One certainty: The audience is in for a brutal journey, both because of the encroachment of real life draconian reproductive laws and the decidedly bleak television we consume to distract ourselves from them.
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