Elisabeth Moss makes no apologies about it: when it comes to season two of her Emmy-winning Hulu series, the erstwhile Offred wants to see viewers squirming in their seats. Literally, that was Moss' goal when she attended the Hollywood premiere of The Handmaid's Tale season two — and consider the mission fully accomplished. A packed audience at the TCL Chinese Theater watched in stunned silence as the brand new hour of the dystopian drama unfolded, until the stunned silence evolved into vocal discomfort in the final minutes of the episode. "I don't usually even watch screenings," Moss told The Hollywood Reporter only a couple of hours after walking out of the theater, "but I wanted to watch tonight for one reason: I wanted to watch the final scene with an audience, because I'm so proud of it...and I was very satisfied. You could literally see the audience start to squirm." Indeed, the final scene of the season two premiere (called "June," named after the titular handmaid's … [Read more...] about ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Stars Preview “Relentless” Season 2: “It Doesn’t Let Up”
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April 18, 2018 10:22am PT by Josh Wigler 'The Handmaid's Tale': Where Everyone Left Off and What's Next in Season 2 Offred Played by: Elisabeth Moss Last seen: What's next: Commander Waterford Played by: Joseph Fiennes Last seen: What's next: Serena Joy Played by: Yvonne Strahovski Last seen: What's next: Nick Played by: Max Minghella Last seen: What's next: Aunt Lydia Played by: Ann Dowd Last seen: What's next: Janine Played by: Madeline Brewer Last seen: What's next: Ofglen Played by: Alexis Bledel Last seen: What's next: Moira Played by: Samira Wiley Last seen: What's next: Luke Played by: O-T Fagbenle Last seen: What's next: … [Read more...] about ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Where Everyone Left Off and What’s Next in Season 2
This is what creative freedom looks like. The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 has the heavy burden of striking out beyond Margaret Atwood’s book upon which it’s based — a book that, with its bleak open ending — didn’t provide much of a path for the Hulu series to follow. And it was unclear whether showrunner Bruce Miller would be capable of guiding the series beyond its Emmy-winning first season, even as the writers planted the seeds of revolution within Atwood’s familiar story beats. But there’s no reason to be worried. The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 is a laser-focused improvement upon its stunning, if uneven, first season. Below, read our spoiler-free The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 review. The Handmaid’s Tale immediately shot to the front of the pop culture conversation when it premiered on Hulu last year, with its incisive depiction of a near-future dystopia in which women were systematically repressed, and in certain cases, … [Read more...] about ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Review: The Hulu Series Charges Ahead of the Book, and It’s for the Better
In advance of the series' much-anticipated second season dropping in April, the cast and major creatives behind Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale screened three new clips to a nearly full Dolby Theatre at PaleyFest on Saturday. The first clip showed handmaids, including protagonist and handmaid Offred (Elisabeth Moss), undergoing a punishment in which they are forced to hold their hands out with stones in the rain as Aunt Lydia (Anne Dowd) chastises them for failing to stone fellow handmaid Janine (Madeline Brewer) at the end of the prior season. But during the punishment, an assistant whispers the news of Offred's pregnancy to Lydia, which prompts her to take the stone from Offred's hand and ask the other handmaids to congratulate her. The second scene gave audiences a glimpse of the Colonies, a land outside Gilead where infertile, lower-class women are sent. As portrayed in the series, the Colonies are a desolate landscape caked with sulfuric-looking radioactive waste where … [Read more...] about ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Team Opens Up About Pregnant Offred, Colonies in Season 2
THE Handmaid's Tale was one of the surprise TV hits of 2017 so far - with viewers in the UK and US gripped. Here's the lowdown on when the second season of the nail-biting new series will be on Channel 4... When does The Handmaid's Tale season two start on Channel 4? The Handmaid's Tale reached its dramatic conclusion on July 30, 2017. The gripping and highly acclaimed series was soon guaranteed a second season due to the runaway success of the first. Production for season two started in September 2017 and the US will get their first look at it on April 25, 2018. It has been confirmed that the new series will be shown on Channel 4 - but no word yet on if it will be broadcast close to the US air dates. What is The Handmaid's Tale about? The show is based on the 1985 book of the same name by Margaret Atwood. It follows the story of Offred, a handmaid in a dystopian future where a Christian fundamentalist government has taken over the US. As a civil war rages and fertility is all but … [Read more...] about When does The Handmaid’s Tale season two start on Channel 4, who’s in the cast with Elisabeth Moss and what’s it about?