The Handmaid's Tale is already renewed for season 2

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

The good news for Americans is that a second season of Hulu's buzzworthy new drama The Handmaid's Tale is coming – but the UK is still waiting to see season one!

Hulu's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's groundbreaking dystopian novel has earned rave reviews for its powerful feminist themes in the week since it premiered on the streaming service.

After getting a shout-out from Hillary Clinton on Tuesday (May 2), Hulu officially gave the show a second season commission as part of its Upfronts presentation.

"The response we've seen to The Handmaid's Tale in just one week since its premiere has been absolutely incredible," Hulu's content head Craig Erwich said today (May 3).

"It has been an honour 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.

"As we continue to expand our strong slate of original programming, The Handmaid's Tale is exactly the type of gripping and thought-provoking storytelling we want to bring to viewers. We can't wait to explore the world of Gilead and continue Margaret's vision with another season on Hulu."

The renewal was all but assured as soon as The Handmaid's Tale debuted to near universal acclaim and a record number of Hulu viewers back in April.

Photo credit: Hulu

The series stars Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss and Gilmore Girls' Alexis Bledel as members of a subjugated class of female servants forced to bend to the will of their sadistic male overlords.

When one handmaid (Moss) begins to challenge the authority, it awakens a sense of empowerment and sisterhood that inspires the maids to fight back.

It's an incredibly intriguing premise, but unfortunately it's virtually impossible to watch in the UK. Hulu only has rights for its shows to stream in the US, and currently has no confirmed premiere date for the UK.

Hopefully this early renewal and the continued critical buzz will encourage Hulu to sell the series to a UK channel pronto. We're waiting…

Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @digitalspy Twitter account and you're all set.

From Digital Spy

The good news for Americans is that a second season of Hulu's buzzworthy new drama The Handmaid's Tale is coming – but the UK is still waiting to see season one!

Hulu's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's groundbreaking dystopian novel has earned rave reviews for its powerful feminist themes in the week since it premiered on the streaming service.

After getting a shout-out from Hillary Clinton on Tuesday (May 2), Hulu officially gave the show a second season commission as part of its Upfronts presentation.

"The response we've seen to The Handmaid's Tale in just one week since its premiere has been absolutely incredible," Hulu's content head Craig Erwich said today (May 3).

"It has been an honour 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.

"As we continue to expand our strong slate of original programming, The Handmaid's Tale is exactly the type of gripping and thought-provoking storytelling we want to bring to viewers. We can't wait to explore the world of Gilead and continue Margaret's vision with another season on Hulu."

The renewal was all but assured as soon as The Handmaid's Tale debuted to near universal acclaim and a record number of Hulu viewers back in April.

Photo credit: Hulu

The series stars Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss and Gilmore Girls' Alexis Bledel as members of a subjugated class of female servants forced to bend to the will of their sadistic male overlords.

When one handmaid (Moss) begins to challenge the authority, it awakens a sense of empowerment and sisterhood that inspires the maids to fight back.

It's an incredibly intriguing premise, but unfortunately it's virtually impossible to watch in the UK. Hulu only has rights for its shows to stream in the US, and currently has no confirmed premiere date for the UK.

Hopefully this early renewal and the continued critical buzz will encourage Hulu to sell the series to a UK channel pronto. We're waiting…

Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @digitalspy Twitter account and you're all set.

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