Hulu has released a new teaser for the next season of its dystopian show, The Handmaid’s Tale, listing off all of the things that that the Handmaids have to contend with in their day-to-day lives in the oppressive country of Gilead.
The list essentially boils down to obeying and submitting to men: “wear the red dress, wear the wings, shut your mouth, be a good girl.” It feels entirely appropriate for the teaser to land today, on International Women’s Day: a pointed reminder of the systemic inequality that exists today, and which is depicted at its extremes in the show.
Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, the show is set in a near-future dystopian world where women are stripped of their rights in an oppressive religious regime. The show has been a huge hit for Hulu: its first season earned four Emmy Awards for the streaming service last year, including Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Outstanding Writing.
The first two episodes of season of The Handmaid’s Tale premieres on April 25th on Hulu.