Hulu announced this morning that The Handmaid's Tale has been renewed for a second season. The freshman drama premiered just last week, with early reviews so far garnering much critical acclaim. Subscriber engagement has been strong too, as according to the streaming service, the show's debut episode has been watched by more viewers than any of its other series premieres to-date.
Based on the classic Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, The Handmaid's Tale takes place in a totalitarian society that was previously part of the United States. Elisabeth Moss plays Offred, one of the few remaining fertile women in the dystopia of Gilead. A handmaid in the commander's household, she is one of the caste of women who are forced into servitude in a desperate attempt to repopulate the world.
Look for Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale in 2018.