The dystopian show is an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed 1985 novel, which ends as the first season did.
And The Handmaids Tale showrunner Bruce Miller has given a first peek into season two.
The first season, which stars Elisabeth Moss as Offred — literally the property Of Fred — just cleaned up at the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards this past week.
Sneak peek: The Handmaids Tale showrunner Bruce Miller has given a first peek into season two, starring Elisabeth Moss
Season two will be uncharted territory even for avid fans of the book; however the 78-year-old author will serve as consulting producer, just like she was for the first.
‘The biggest barrier of season 2 was season 1,’ Miller told Entertainment Weekly.
‘You sort of intimidate yourself. But at a certain point, you can’t spend all your time second-guessing things. Instead, you just have to remember to try and tell a good story.’
Grim: The dystopian show is an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed 1985 novel, which ends as the first season did
Miller confirmed that he an Atwood began discussing the shape of season two halfway through season one.
He was reluctant to share too much detail, but insisted he wasn’t just ‘being cagey’: ‘I just want the viewers to experience it for themselves!’ he added.
He did reveal to Entertainment Weekly the next season will explore the lives of the refugees who’ve escaped Gilead, as well as those who have been exiled to the contaminated Colonies.
One of the sneak peek pictures shows the funeral of one of the handmaids, a scene Miller is particularly proud of.
Looking ahead: Miller confirmed that he an Atwood began discussing the shape of season two halfway through season one
‘Everything from the design of their costumes to the way they look is so chilling,’ he said. T’hese scenes that are so beautiful, while set in such a terrible place, provide the kind of contrast that makes me happy.’
He is equally happy about his leading lady, who picked up two best actress gongs in the past week for her work on the show.
‘Lizzie is such an incredible partner on this with me. Sometimes while writing the scripts, I just really wanted to surprise her,’ he said. ‘She’s even better in season two, if you can believe it.’
The Handmaids Tale season two debuts on Hulu in April.
Winners: The first season cleaned up at the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards this past week (Moss and Miller pictured at the Golden Globes on Sunday)