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Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 first look: Marisa Tomei and the rise of the resistance

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 kicks off with a funeral for a handmaid

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 has been teased in a new clip — as it was revealed Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei will guest star.

The new footage shows just how dire things will get for Offred (Elisabeth Moss), formerly known as June, who is now pregnant.

A group of resistance fighters made themselves quietly known in Season 1. But the teaser for  The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 promises the road to any redemption will be beset with unspeakable cruelty and unimaginable punishments from her enslavers.

The award-winning drama series, based on the book by Margaret Atwood, will return for its second run on April 25th with two new episodes, and subsequent episodes released every Wednesday, it was announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

Tomei’s guest-starring role was also announced today at the TCA by executive producer Bruce Miller.

The action will be propelled by Offred’s pregnancy and how she plans her escape from a dystopian patriarchal world where religious zealots call the shots.

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.

We wonder if there are moles within the Gilead political power structure who will #resist from the inside out.

It’s a hopeful wish for a series that paints a chilling “what if” scenario for a future where women live in the margins and are stripped of basic human rights, prized only for their ability to conceive a child and carry a healthy baby to term.

Elisabeth Moss
Offred (June) is now motivated by her new pregnancy to escape

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

The series boasts the work of Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel.

The Handmaids Tale Season 2 premieres on April 25th on Hulu.

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