The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 Gets More Intense with This Trailer

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Deepali Agarwal

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Deepali Agarwal has a Master’s in literary linguistics, which means that every person she’s ever known has, at some point, asked her to ‘edit a thing’ for them-- ‘just see if it reads okay?’ She doesn’t mind, because she believes that the world can be fixed one oxford comma at a time. Deepali lives in Delhi, the capital of India, where cows are sacred, but authors and poets exist and write brilliant things. She works as an editor with OUP India’s School ELT division, where she moves apostrophes, looks up pictures of cats, and talks about children’s books for eight hours. The rest of her day is spent reading, thinking about Parks and Recreation, and wondering if there exist jobs for English majors that pay more than peanuts. Twitter: @DeepaliAgarwal_

Season 1 of The Handmaid’s Tale was a chilling, absorbing experience, and as the show moves on to an unchartered Season 2 without the novel to fall back on, I think it’s fair to expect more horror from this dystopian world that looks more and more relatable to our own.

Season 2 of this Emmy-winning show will air on Hulu on April 25th.

[Season 1 Spoilers]

At the end of Season 1, we see Offred disappear into a van which will lead her to either freedom or an ultimate punishment. The new trailer doesn’t give us any straight answers to the questions we’re left with, but offers some familiar faces–Moira protesting in Canada, Nick using calm, soothing tones, a harrowing Aunt Lydia and Mrs Waterford still (!) believing in the cause–in prominent roles, while Alexis Bledel’s character remains missing.

The visuals are graphic and bloody, and if you see me with puffy eyes around the same time every week in a month’s time, you know whom to blame. Is this what freedom looks like?