First look images for The Handmaid's Tale season 2

THE HANDMAID'S TALE- The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. “Gilead is within you” is a favorite saying of A


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 biggest barrier of season 2 was season 1, ' Miller told Entertainment Weekly. With Atwood helping guide the series as a consulting producer, though, it should be interesting to see where the world goes from here. "You sort of intimidate yourself".

"What I can tell you, and I'm not joking one bit, is it's knocking me out where this story is going".

Miller confirmed that he an Atwood began discussing the shape of season two halfway through season one. But most intriguingly is our first look at the Colonies, above, the contaminated lands left beyond the "safety" of Gilead, where exiled citizens and escapees have fled to. In the image, which you can see below, a number of handmaids gather in their funeral garb during a snowy memorial for one of their own. "These scenes that are so handsome, while set in such a awful place, provide the kind of contrast that makes me happy".

He is equally happy about his leading lady, who picked up two best actress gongs in the past week for her work on the show.

Pictures for the second season have dropped and it shows Offred covered in blood, a large crowd of people walking through what looks like a countryside and the third shows a group of people dress in red walking through a graveyard. Sometimes while writing the scripts, I just really wanted to surprise her.

The second season of The Handmaid's Tale will truly venture into uncharted territory.

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