The Handmaid's Tale season 2 teases hope, pain - and the infamous colonies

The Handmaid's Tale season 2 teases hope, pain - and the infamous colonies

Miller said. "Gilead is within you, as Aunt Lydia says, so you carry it with you where you went, wherever you go". Moira (actress Samira Wiley) seems to be doing a little better in Canada, safe for now as a Gilead refugee. In Season 2, Offred and all characters will fight against - or succumb to - this dark truth.

Moss said her pregnant character must face that her baby will be taken away from her in a totalitarian society that uses "handmaids" to breed children. In Australia, The Handmaid's Tale screened on SBS on Demand, however a date hasn't been released.

The executive producer of the show, Bruce Miller said the new instalment will be more horrific than the first spell but will stay true to Atwood's basic premise.

During Season One, sexual-harassment [VIDEO] and gender discrimination was very much on everybody's mind, especially given the current political and cultural climate. Banners are held aloft at what looks like a protest, Offred and Nick embrace and the final show is of a steely-eyed Moss.

The first season of the series was a fan-favorite and an awards season darling, taking home eight Emmys as well as Golden Globes and Critics' Choice Awards.

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It comes as a seriously intense trailer was released for the second season.

Season 2 will begin on April 25 with two new episodes, followed by a new episode per week.

While Reed Morano was incredibly important to the visual style of the first season, she has yet to sign on for directing duties of any new episodes.

The climax of season one left things on something of a cliff-hanger, with a freshly defiant Offred bundled into a van by the Eyes, and facing an uncertain future. It faced off against heavy hitter Game of Thrones, along with The Crown, the extremely popular Stranger Things and NBC's hit This is Us. Also, she really likes TV and cooking.

Hulu also Picked up Second Installment of Peabody-award winning drama series, National Treasure which will premiere in its entirety on 4 April as part of the Hulu Originals slate.