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THE HANDMAID'S TALE season two trailer

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The scariest dystopia we've seen in the past two years is returning with brand new episodes. Hulu has released a teaser trailer and key art (see below) for season two of its Emmy-winning drama series The Handmaid’s Tale.

In the quick clip, we hear Elisabeth Moss' character, Offred, reciting what appears to be a check list for requirements in Gilead: “Wear the red dress.” “Wear the wings.” “Shut your mouth.” “Be a good girl.” “Roll over, and spread your legs.” “Yes, ma’am.” “May the Lord open,” concluding with an ominous, “Seriously, what the actual fuck??”

Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale returns with a second season shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the horrors of Gilead. “Gilead is within you” is a favorite saying of Aunt Lydia. In Season 2, Offred and all the characters will fight against – or succumb to – this dark truth.

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The series also stars Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel.

The Handmaid’s Tale comes to Hulu from MGM Television and is created, executive produced and written by Bruce Miller and executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Ilene Chaiken, and Elisabeth Moss.

The first two episodes of the second season will begin streaming on Wednesday, April 25. The following 11 episodes will air on a weekly basis on Wednesdays.

Check out the trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values’. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.

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"There has been a lot of talk about new resonance for The Handmaid’s Tale since the election of You Know Who; fear of freedoms, rights and long-established orders disappearing overnight. That line, especially, about the not-ordinary becoming ordinary, rings chillingly loud and true today, when “normalisation” is a word you hear so often in connection with the current US administration. Apposite timing for the adaptation, or prophetic by Margaret Atwood. She wrote her dystopian novel in Berlin, in 1985. The wall was still up; on the other side was the eastern bloc and the Soviet Union, a powerful influence. And, famously, she didn’t put anything in that hadn’t happened, somewhere, some time. As much history fiction as science fiction, then, even if the history was cherry-picked, from early American Puritans to cold war commies." (The Guardian)

"The sexual politics of 1985 survive today only in distorted form, reordered like Scrabble tiles. Our President is a Playboy-brash predator; his Vice-President is pure Gilead. The anti-porn movement is as dead as the Shakers; naked photos are practically second-date etiquette. In pop culture, the eighties are often portrayed as cartoonishly sexist: “Well, it was the eighties, after all,” goes the excuse. It’s like the fifties, if you lived in the eighties. Atwood’s story may now be an artifact about an artifact, but it retains its great power as a reminder of the thin tissue between the past and the present. " (The New Yorker)

"Some of the patriarchy’s fiercest enforcers are women. The wives resent the handmaids. So do the Marthas, the servant class. The handmaids are allowed to vent their rage in public executions of low-status men, whom they kill barehanded. Yet the most terrifying parts of “The Handmaid’s Tale” are the flashbacks, to a time very much like ours. Before the coup, Offred has freedom, a job, Uber. Then things start to change — little things. Women are having trouble conceiving. The government becomes more reactionary. One day, a coffee shop clerk, unprovoked, calls her and her best friend, Moira (Samira Wiley), “sluts.”" (New York Times)

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