'The Handmaid's Tale' Gets A Second Season Renewal

by Lakecia Hammond
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The series that dives deeply and darkly into issues like women's rights and classism has taken the world by storm. So much so that Hulu has renewed The Handmaid's Tale for a Season 2 before the first season is even complete, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The news will reportedly be announced Wednesday at Hulu's Upfront Presentation.

The first episodes of The Handmaid's Tale were received with a standing ovation, making it the most viewed series, original or acquired, on Hulu. The show follows Elisabeth Moss, who plays Offred, in Gilead where government officials in a totalitarian society force young, fertile women to procreate for affluent families. The series is based on Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel originally released in 1985 and was recreated and written by Bruce Miller.

In an interview with Variety, Hulu’s SVP and head of content, Craig Erwich talks about the show following its initial release.

The response we’ve seen to The Handmaid’s Tale in just one week since its premiere has been absolutely incredible. It has been an honor to work with this talented team of cast and creators to develop a series that has struck such a chord with audiences across the country.

I think it's safe to say that hits the nail on the head. Or the chords across the country, as the case may be.

The new season will premiere in 2018, and there's already so much to look forward to in the coming weeks of Season 1 alone. Judging by the trailer, there will be blood.