Haunting new pictures of the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale have been released, with one showing what is reportedly a funeral scene. Another image depicts of a long line of people in what appears to be a rural setting, and a third shows a very bloodied looking Offred.
It’s the first glimpse we have been given into the second season, which will enter uncharted territory in terms of plot. The first season was based of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the dame name. However, the second will be a screen-only continuation of Attwood’s chilling tale.
In a statement Hulu said the new season will largely be shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead.
Showrunner Bruce Miller told EW in an interview that he was having discussions with Atwood halfway through season one about how the story should be continued. In the interview he also revealed the new season will explore the lives of refugees who have escaped Gilead.
The second season has a lot of hype to live up to, having recently won big at the Golden Globes. The show also received eight Emmy’s in September, making it one of the most hyped up television shows to air in 2017.
For this reason Miller told EW the biggest barrier for season two was season one.
“You sort of intimidate yourself. But at a certain point, you can’t spend all your time second-guessing things. Instead, you just have to remember to try and tell a good story,” he said.
If the pictures are anything to go by, the second season looks as though it’s going to have all the nail biting, spine tingling moments which made us fall in love with it in season one.
The second season will be available in Australia on July 6 via SBS on demand.
You can watch the first trailer for the season two of The Handmaid’s Tale below.