Hulu has released its first trailer for its upcoming second season of The Handmaid’s Tale, revealing that the show will return on April 25th, and that we’ll see a bit more of the world beyond the oppressive world of Gilead.
When the show ended its first season last year, its main character, Offred, was captured by authorities, while her friend Moira escaped into Canada. Set to a creepy cover of Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth”, the trailer shows the characters dealing with their predicaments. We see Offred gagged by officials, Moria in Canada, and what looks like the feared colonies — contaminated and polluted regions of the former United States that the Republic of Gilead sends its prisoners to.
Based on the dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood, the show is set in a near future in which women are stripped of all rights. It earned Hulu three Golden Globe awards last week, and several Emmy Awards in September.