Offred Sets Fire to the Oppression of Gilead in New ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Trailer
Sniff, sniff. Do you smell that? Nope, it’s not your coworker’s breakfast burrito, it’s the latest trailer for season two of The Handmaid’s Tale and it’s infused with the sweet scent of Offred’s (Elisabeth Moss) freedom.
Ahead of the show’s April 25 premiere, Hulu dropped a brand-new trailer that spills major details of season two’s plot. And from the looks of it, times are a-changin’ in Gilead.
The trailer opens right where we left off in the season one finale, with Offred sitting in the back of a paddy wagon, asking, “Is this what freedom looks like? What will happen when I get out?” Even if she is off to a safer and free place, the horrors she experienced are still burned within her. You can take the girl out of Gilead, but you can’t take the Gilead out of the girl.
Even bigger issues are afoot within the oppressive regime of the dystopian society. Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) shouts Bible verses at 45 handmaids with nooses around their necks, and in another scene, an unknown voice warns of terrorists infiltrating the Commander’s home. Meanwhile, Emily/Ofglen (Alexis Bledel) and Ofwarren (Madeline Brewer) are wilting away at the Colonies.
On a lighter note, it appears there’s hope yet for Offred/June. She alludes to the fact that she has been reunited with her daughter and is maintaining her pregnancy with Nick (Max Minghella) by her side. Moira (Samira Wiley) also seems to be faring well in Canada.
But it’s the trailer’s final words that offer the strongest message: “I am June and I am free.”
The first two episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale season two will be available to stream on Hulu starting Wednesday, April 25. We’ll be there with bells wings on.