Watch the first trailer for The Handmaid's Tale season 2

Just a week after the show had a particularly strong night at the Golden Globes, the team behind The Handmaid's Tale have revealed new details about the show's upcoming second season. This will be Tomei's first return to television since her arc on Empire in 2015. We're assuming this represents the Colonies, the now-poisoned areas of the country where disobedient Handmaids are sent as punishment.

"There's going backward in time, the possibility of going forward in time, but it's something we haven't spoken about very extensively", he said. The presence of a drummer and the crosses in the ground may point to funerals on The Handmaid's Tale actually not being so different from real-life funerals nowadays, although we'll obviously have to wait and see. Season 2's April premiere is still far away, but new photos released by Hulu show off more of the show's gorgeous cinematography, finding vibrant beauty in the bleakest of worlds.

The new season, titled "Kiri" - which recently debuted in the United Kingdom - will follow the abduction of a young black girl, named Kiri, who is soon-to-be-adopted by her white foster family, and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety that follow. "I think we're now living in an Atwood world".

Miller noted that during the making of the first season, there were aspects of the book that they couldn't explore in the initial 10 episodes.

As the first season went up to the end of Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel, there's no way to know exactly what the second season will cover.

The concept of women organizing a resistance effort "had a big influence on the first season and will have big influence on second season", Miller said. Her neck and camisole are drenched in blood.

"These scenes that are so attractive, while set in such a awful place, provide the kind of contrast that makes me happy", showrunner Bruce Miller tells EW of the stills.


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