Handmaid’s tale season 2


“Handmaid’s tale season 2” will acquire new star actresses.

5-serial anti-utopia “Handmaid’s tale” became the best TV drama of 2017 by the Emmy Award (the film took 6 victorious nominations!), Received positive criticism and success from the audience. As noted by viewers who read the original source – the fantasy of Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, the series was close to the book, but reflected not all that it was. In addition, the last episode of the first season left viewers in a hazy unknowing about the future fate of June (Offred), which was incredibly talented actress Elizabeth Moss.

Insiders have already told journalists that in the second season, which has been filmed since September last year, new stars have entered: Marisa Tomei (played in Spider-Man, “Game on the Depression”) will play Serena – the wife of the commander, who in the first season played Ivona Strahovski , and Clay DuVall (works in the film “Zodiac”, “Deceive me”) will reincarnate in Sylvia – the wife of Emily Ofglen (a lesbian maid, played by Alexis Bledel).

According to the “COSMO” mini-series “Handmaid’s tale season 2” will be released on April 25, 2018

About the show

This is the second adaptation of the anti-utopia novel Margaret Atwood – feminists and laureates of world literary awards and regalia, who received the Arthur Clarke Award for the novel The Steward’s Tale. The first film adaptation of the novel was the 1989 film. Then the script “based on” wrote Harold Pinter. In the current series, Margaret personally oversaw a large group of writers. Obviously, because of the general gloomy tonality, “The Story of the Servant” is loved to be compared with another popular serial series “Twin Peaks”.

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The plot and atmosphere of dystopia

The events in the series unfold in the post of nuclear future: human plague extends on the Earth as a plague. Only 1% of women can conceive and become pregnant. They are exploited as livestock in the totalitarian patriarchal state of the Gelead, formed on the territory of the former United States.

June Osborne (E. Moss) gets into the caste of such “servants”, she is deprived of her daughter and sent to a camp where women are trained to be sent to high-ranking military families at the helm of the country. The servants choose their old names and assign new ones that speak of the name of the male owner. So June becomes Offred (or Fredova), as she is sent to the family of Commander Fred Waterford (D. Fiennes) and his wife Serena (I. Strahovski). Like all maidens, Fredova now wears an earring with a number and uniform, similar to the clothes of Catholic nuns, only bright red. Now she is a two-legged “womb”, which is forbidden to read and write, which does not have any rights, but there are duties on the au pair. Followed by her watch companion Ofglen – the same maid. A group of servants is supervised by a teacher – Aunt Lydia. She inspires women that they are “chosen” and their mission on Earth is to serve the biblical purpose of procreation.

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June was robbed of everything, but she still had memories of a past life. She had a husband Luke (O. Fagbenli) and a daughter. Even the heroine Elizabeth Moss had thoughts and judgments that could not be controlled – their viewers and hear in the offscreen text, as if looking at the events through the eyes of the servant who leads the narrative.

Girls from the caste of servants are forbidden to approach their husbands infertile housewives. The siren watches vigilantly and tears off Offred, she also insists that Offred become pregnant from another man (because of the suspected infertility of the Commander). After such a decision, the Commander takes Offred to an underground brothel, where noble men rest from the tyranny of their wives. There, Offred meets his friend Moira, who manages to flee from Gelead to Canada, and meet with Luke – husband Jun-Offred.

The first season ends with a test that confirms the onset of pregnancy OfFred-June. And also the execution of Janine’s maid and the punishment of her master Warren – because of the feelings that broke out between them.

Maternity, rebellion and stories of bitchy women: What will be “Handmaid’s tale season 2”

Producer of the successful series Bruce Miller opened the fans the veil of the plot line of the continuation of the tele-masterpiece.

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June-Offred will give birth to a new child and will strive to reunite with her real family – daughter and husband. New motherhood will awaken in her all the instincts and dozing, but not dead spirit of rebellion, thirst to fight for themselves and their loved ones. At the same time, the pressure of the perverted society of Gelead, in which the heroine turned out, presents troubles and surprises, demanding caution from the woman.

Producer Miller admitted that a whole series will be dedicated to Aunt Lydia. In it the creators of the anti-utopia will analyze the bones of psychology and all the skeletons in the closet of this mysterious caste of aunt-supervisors.

Serena Waterford, wife of the Commander and mistress of June, will play a separate series and her own story, which will be played by a new actress – Marisa Tomei.

We can assume that the series from the solo “Handmaid’s tale season 2” will grow into polyphonic “Stories of the female half of the Gelead”, why the fantastic canvas of the nightmarish future will become even more ambitious.

Handmaid's tale season 2 release date

NumberSeries titleRelease date
2x01Series 1Apr 25, 2018
2x02Series 2May 2, 2018
2x03Series 3May 9, 2018
2x04Series 4May 16, 2018
2x05Series 5May 23, 2018
2x06Series 6May 30, 2018

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