Handmaid’s Tale season 2 to air on Channel 4

By Nathaniel Dalby - Mon 31st Jul 2017 News

The bleak-but-good series will return to Channel 4.

Elizabeth Moss and Ann Dowd in The Handmaid's Tale

The second season of The Handmaid’s Tale has been confirmed to air on Channel 4.

The series is produced by US streaming service Hulu, which does not yet have a UK version of the site.

Channel 4 had the rights to air the first season, which just finished its 10-episode run.

Now, the channel has confirmed that it will also air season 2, which has been commissioned by Hulu.

The Handmaid’s Tale is an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel, which is set in an America that has been taken over by religious zealots, who subjugate women into becoming breeding machines.

The series has received acclaim from both fans of the novel and non-readers due to its super-intense atmosphere, horrific subject matter and strong acting from Elizabeth Moss and Alexis Bledel. 

The series also received 13 Emmy nominations, with a lead actress nod for Elizabeth Moss.

Channel 4’s Chief Creative Officer, Jay Hunt, said that the channel was looking forward to having the show back.

"The Handmaid's Tale has been a stand out success for Channel 4.

"I'm delighted that audiences are also going to be able to enjoy its dark and thought provoking second season."

Showrunner Bruce miller has said that the second season will continue the series beyond the ending of the novel, with Offred/June’s mother confirmed to make an appearance.

Alexis Bledel has also been said to play a larger part in the series going forward, with her turn in the series proving popular with fans. 

Whilst there’s no release date for the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale, it’s fair to assume it will be some point in 2018.

Source: Digital Spy