The Trailer For 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2 Has Been Released

The trailer for the season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale is here and it's emotional to say the least.

Obviously if you've not seen season one, abandon ship now because there is going to be a few spoilers in this article I'd imagine.

In the long-awaited trailer, we pick up where the cliff hanger from the end of season one left us - June/Offred asks "Is this what freedom looks like?", as she makes her escape in what looks like a prison truck.

"What will happen when I get out? There probably is no out," she adds, before uttering the tagline that all of the cast and crew have been teasing the season with: "Gilead is within you."

This counts double for June as she has both the mental scarring from her time within the Gilead regime and also a child born within it.

What follows is some more of the amazing cinematic shots that made the first season so popular. If you're looking for a happier season - or an easier ride - firstly, you're an idiot, and secondly, you're out of luck.

It looks like it could possibly be even more harrowing than the first season.

Credit: Hulu
Credit: Hulu

Obviously we have no idea what is going to happen. However, from the trailer it looks like mass hangings aren't off the cards. One shot sees a load of the handmaids kneeling down in the mud and rain. It looks as if the consequences that were talked about at the end of season one were not made up.

We will also be getting a more in-depth look at some of the less involved characters from last series. Rita and Nick (remember them?) forge an alliance, Emily will be back - but she's been packed off to the colonies, which is unlikely to be a whole lot of fun.

Most interestingly - June is seen running away. This could be a metaphor, obviously, but it could also mean that she will finally get away from Gilead. It seems pretty certain she'll have a go.

Credit: Hulu
Credit: Hulu

Showrunner Bruce Miller has already admitted that one character will escape the clutches of Gilead. Will it be June? You'll have to wait.

The Handmaid's Tale season 2 will hit screens on 25 April 2018, so we don't have to wait that long, at least.

In the meantime, it appears as if executive producer Warren Littlefield is trying to create some Game of Thrones style dread, admitting in a recent interview that 'anyone could die'.

Whether he meant in the show or not is anyone's guess.

Featured Image Credit: Hulu

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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