Hulu confirmed that season 2 of Emmy winner 'The Handmaid's Tale' will premiere April 2018

  • Hulu announced that season two of “The Handmaid’s Tale” will premiere in April 2018.
  • Season two is currently in production.
  • The show won Hulu several Emmys in September, including the award for best drama. 


On Tuesday, Hulu announced that its groundbreaking, Emmy-winning series “The Handmaid’s Tale” will return in April 2018.

The show is based on the 1985 Margaret Atwood novel of the same name. It takes place in a future where fertile women are rare, and the United States has been taken over by a radical Christian group to create “Gilead.” Season two will deviate even more from the book than season one, since the plot of the book has already run its course in the show. 

Hulu’s announcement also confirms that season two is currently in production.

At the 2017 Emmy Awards, “The Handmaid’s Tale” won for best drama, best lead actress (Elisabeth Moss), best supporting actress (Ann Dowd), best guest actress (Alexis Bledel), and best directing drama series (Reed Morano). “The Handmaid’s Tale” made history since Hulu became the first streaming service to win an Emmy for best drama, something Netflix has been trying to do for years. 

Moss, Bledel, Dowd, Samira Wiley, Yvonne Strahovski, and Joseph Fiennes will return for the second season, and Clea DuVall (“Veep”) will join the cast. 

You can see the announcement below:


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