'The Handmaid's Tale' Unearths Gruesome First-Look Photos of Season 2

One of the photos sees the Handmaids, who wear black long dresses and hats while covering their faces and arms with red fabrics, walking through a graveyard amid a heavy snow.

AceShowbiz - After winning big at the 2018 Golden Globes, "The Handmaid's Tale" has released the first-look photos of the highly-anticipated second season. The photos indicate that things will take a grim turn for Emmy-winning actress Elisabeth Moss' Handmaid Offred.

In one of the three photos, Offred is covered in blood. She only dons a white tank-top while staring blankly at a distance. Blood can be seen running through her neck, chest and even staining her clothes.

Another photo sees the Handmaids walking through a graveyard amid a heavy snow. They wear black long dresses and hats while covering their faces and arms with red fabrics. A man with a drum can be seen walking alongside the Handmaids in a matching outfit.

The last image features a group of people in "wide open spaces with nowhere to run." Several shelters can be seen at the distance.

Detail of the upcoming sophomore season is still kept being under wraps, but showrunner Bruce Miller tells Entertainment Weekly that in the upcoming scene which features a handmaid's funeral in Gilead, "everything from the design of their costumes to the way they look is so chilling." He continues, "These scenes that are so beautiful, while set in such a terrible place, provide the kind of contrast that makes me happy."

Emmy winner Ann Dowd, who portrays Aunt Lydia on the series, previously gave some hints about the upcoming season. "What I can tell you, and I'm not joking one bit, is it's knocking me out where this story is going. I literally read the scripts and I think, 'Oh my god.' The ideas are genius and so unpredictable and harrowing," she said. "Plus you see the worlds that you weren't exposed to before: the Colonies, what that whole world is; those who make it to Canada, what happens there; the pregnancy, how that is coming along. It's a phenomenally well-written show. Really, I'm telling you, you will not be disappointed."

Adapted from Margaret Atwood's critically-acclaimed 1985 novel, the first season of "The Handmaid's Tale" ended with Offred, born June, getting pregnant and being taken away in a Gilead-controlled van. She headed either to dire punishment for a rebellion or to freedom.

"The Handmaid's Tale" season 2 will arrive in April on Hulu.

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