Blessed be the spoilers! If you’re a fan of The Handmaid’s Tale and you want all the gory details of Season 2 to be a surprise, then run away now.
Otherwise, scroll down for some terrifying new details of the hit Hulu show, which is set to return on April 25.
First of all, if you were hoping that life in Gilead was going to be all rosy after the events of Margaret Atwood's classic 1985 novel (Season 1 finished where the novel ended), then you're in for some punishment (most probably at the hands of Aunt Lydia).
Entertainment Weekly have acted more covert than the resistance by unearthing some serious spoilers to the show in a new cover feature, and it doesn’t look pretty, guys.
Here’s everything we've learned…
We already knew that Season 2 would give us a whole new world in the shape of the Colonies, a place where barren handmaids are put to work. But now EW has revealed a terrifying detail that is already giving us nightmares: The air is said to be so poisonous that the horses are given gas masks; however, the women working there are denied them.
Such horrendous conditions will surely push the characters to further acts of desperation, and unsurprisingly, Elisabeth Moss also reveals in a video interview that Season 2 will be about June’s journey to fight back. Moss says: “Season 2 is a lot about resistance; there are many ways that you can resist, and there are many surprises, ways you can be part of a resistance movement. It’s sort of about June’s discovery of that.”
Elsewhere, it’s been revealed that the Waterfords (Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski) will venture out of Gilead on a diplomatic mission to Canada, and run into Moira (Samira Wiley) and Luke (O-T Fagbenle). The confrontation between the characters has been described as being “surprising.”
Last but not least, the last major spoiler from the feature is that midway through the 13-episode run, there is apparently going to be an “act of terrorism” that promises to irrevocably change everything going forward.
“When you have this kind of world with these kinds of rules, there will be an uprising,” executive producer Warren Littlefield tells EW. “The consequences will be devastating for both sides.”
Welp. We’re not sure we can handle the stress and anxiety of an even bleaker season than the first. Then again, we cannot wait to see where executive producer Bruce Miller takes on the story, under his eye, and how much of it we’ll be able to handle.
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