The Handmaid’s Tale Gets Season 2 Premiere Date

Dates also set for The Path and two new Amazon series

The Handmaid’s Tale cleaned up during the 2017 Emmy’s. While the show wasn’t considered a frontrunner, it impressively earned itself thirteen nominations. It ended the night with eight out of thirteen wins. Including the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.

Elizabeth Moss won for Outstanding Lead Actress. Ann Dowd beat out fellow cast mate Samira Wiley for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Reed Morano received an Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series for his work on the episode Offred. And Emmy’s were also won for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour), and Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More).

With just one season in the books, the show was a tour de force. So Season Two’s debut is going to be heavily anticipated. Not just from fans of The Handmaid’s Tale, but certainly from Amazon themselves. And Amazon has finally announced when we’re going to get it: April 2018.

Sure, we don’t know exactly when in April, but this is a start. Amazon also revealed that Season 2 will deliver thirteen episodes in total. Season 1 consisted of ten. Here is Amazon’s official synopsis:

“The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. ‘Gilead is within you’ is a favorite saying of Aunt Lydia. In Season Two, Offred and all our characters will fight against – or succumb to- this dark truth.”

Amazon also listed premiere dates for three other shows. The Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan lead The Path will begin Season 3 on January 17th. Jeff Daniels’ The Looming Tower debuts February 28th. It tells the late 1990’s story of events leading up to September 11th, 2001. And the Hard Sun premieres March 7th. It’s about two detectives that are “partners and enemies, who seek to enforce the law and protect their loved ones in a world that every day slips closer to a world-ending natural disaster.”

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