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Alexis Bledel as Ofglen in The Handmaid’s Tale

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Renewed for Season Two

Hulu knows a hit when it sees one, and The Handmaid’s Tale was generating buzz long before the episodes were released. It seems to have captured the current political and feminist zeitgeist, and Hulu has wisely renewed it for a second season after only four episodes. The 1985 dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood is currently deeply disturbing all who watch it, especially women concerned that the U.S. is currently in a backwards trend in terms of human rights. The actresses starring in this adaptation give haunting, defiant performances that will hopefully be richly rewarded when Emmy and Golden Globe season comes around.

The news was released at the Hulu upfronts, with cast members Elizabeth Moss, Alexis Bledel, and Samira Wiley thanking Hulu and the fans for their support of the show. All involved in the project seem immensely proud of the story being told, and I personally think that the more people become familiar with Margaret Atwood and her brilliant writing, the better. I’ve also been a fan of Bledel’s in particular since her early days on Gilmore Girls, and it is inspiring and refreshing to see her turn as Ofglen. The only info given was that season two will debut in 2018, leaving fans in the dark as to the number of episodes, who lives or dies, and just where we’ll leave off in Gilead at the close of season one.

Are you excited for more of The Handmaid’s Tale?

 

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Source: io9

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Amy Imhoff is a writer and editor who blogs at Shoes and Starships, a geek lifestyle blog that specializes in genre fandom, pop culture, travel, fashion, and feminism. She is a featured convention panelist, podcast contributor, and interviewer. Amy has her masters in literature, enjoys a slightly unhealthy obsession with all things British, and likes to sniff old books. Amy is based outside NYC, where she lives with her husband and two silly cats. Find her freaking out about X-Files and Star Trek @lightstar1013

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