This season's telling tagline of "Gilead is within you" takes on endless layers of dark implications for June, who the show's finale left in the most dire and uncertain of situations.
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Moira (Samira Wiley) finally made it across the border to Canada in the season finale, and will spend season two adjusting to her newfound freedom-but she may not be the only one.
"There's more than one way to resist", Moss notes.
'We have locked into the idea of motherhood in the second season in a whole new way. It was also announced that Marisa Tomei will be joining The Handmaid's Tale in the upcoming season, although her role is being kept under wraps for now. "She's even better in season 2, if you can believe it". "But considering the rigidity around her actions anyway, it doesn't go very far".
The continuance of the story will expand on Atwood's novel and has been described by producers as "uncharted territory", with Offred last seen in Season 1 being whisked away in a black van to an unknown destination. "[Show creator Bruce Miller] and I always talked about this impending birth of this child growing inside her like a ticking time bomb".More news: Illinois AG says girl can use medical marijuana at school
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The new footage shows just how dire things will get for Offred (Elisabeth Moss), formerly known as June, who is now pregnant.
Hulu has just given us our first look at The Handmaid's Tale and it's safe to say we're in for another intense season!
Miller noted that during the making of the first season, there were aspects of the book that they couldn't explore in the initial 10 episodes.
Check out our first official stills from The Handmaid's Tale season 2 below!
E! News spoke with Emmy victor Ann Dowd, Aunt Lydia on the series, after she received her first Golden Globe nomination ever, and she dropped some nuggets of information about the second season. "There's resistance in the outside world, but there's also resistance within her". We've written things and then seen them on TV. MGM serves as the worldwide distributor for the series.