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The New HANDMAID’S TALE Trailer is Harrowing AF

The New HANDMAID’S TALE Trailer is Harrowing AF

Some people find The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu—the adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name—hard to watch. I am not one of those people. There is a harrowing, exacting catharsis and thrilling terror that fills me during every episode I watch, to be sure, but I find it to be such engaging storytelling that anything I may find upsetting is instantly rendered brilliantly necessary given its emotional resonance to the story.

And season two looks to be all that and a bag of flaming red dresses, as evidenced by the truly riveting trailer just released for the upcoming sophomore installment:

In it, Offred is now defiantly sticking by her given name, June Osbourne, and it shows the tonal shift of what’s to come: these handmaids are not going to go all that quietly into the good night. In fact, they’re going fight. Hard. Harder than any of them probably ever thought they were capable of fighting—and yet here they are. It’s an all-too-resonant sort of sentiment for these modern times.

But even more than that, we’re intrigued by the flashes of images we can’t really explain: like the images of the Colonies, the women standing in the snow, Moira and her sign, the flashbacks featuring more of Yvonne Strahovski’s Serena Joy. So much feels so important and yet…we have no idea what’s to come. And we are here.for.it.

Handmaid’s Tale returns April 25th—are you looking forward to it? Let us know in the comments below.

Alicia Lutes is the Managing Editor, creator/host of Fangirling, and resident Khaleesi of House Nerdist. Find her on Twitter!

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