The Handmaid's Tale Season 2: when's it on UK TV, new trailer and more
- Henry Northmore
- 14 March 2018
What to expect from the second season of Margaret Atwood's dystopian sci-fi
The Handmaid's Tale was one of the breakout TV hits of 2017. Adapted from Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel, set in a totalitarian, patriarchal future where fertile women are put in service as 'handmaids' and forced to bear children for the rich elite, it was a deeply intelligent feminist take on sci-fi concepts and misogyny.
Elisabeth Moss put in a powerful performance as Offred, a handmaid desperately trying to cling to her own identity under the strict religious rules imposed by the nation of Gilead.
Here are all the details we have on season 2, when and where you can watch The Handmaid's Tale in the UK.
When can I watch The Handmaid's Tale Season 2?
The Handmaid's Tale is streaming service Hulu's star performer winning multiple Emmys and Golden Globes in 2017. Season 2 starts on Wed 25 April 2018. However, Hulu is only available in America unless you're some smarty-pants with a VPN. Season 1 broadcast in the UK one month after its US premier and on Sunday nights. However, the first series was such a hit we expect there will be a shorter broadcast delay than last time so our best guess is early May (or even late April if we're really lucky). If Channel 4 keeps it on Sundays, watch this space for a UK premier on Sun 29 April or Sun 6 May .
How can I watch season 2 in the UK?
Channel 4 are once again airing The Handmaid's Tale in Britain, with catch up on All4.
Is there a trailer for Handmaid's Tale Season 2 yet?
Yes and it looks like another dark gruelling series ahead.