*Warning: Spoilers for The Handmaid's Tale Season 1*
From Stranger Things to The Punisher, we've been spoiled for choice when it comes to high-quality television this year. But there's one TV show that's rising high above the rest, and luckily for us, a second season has already been confirmed.
The Handmaid's Tale came to a striking conclusion back in June, with Nick removing a pregnant June from the Waterford's home. She, along with a few other characters, were ushered into a fate unknown, and we're more anxious than ever to know what will happen to them next.
And a teaser released by Hulu, the show's makers, might give us a clue:
The clip doesn't give much away but shows a handmaid - presumably Elizabeth Moss's Offred/June - running through a hallway, winged hat and flashlight in hand.
Does this mean she's trying to let go of the handmaid role we saw her in last season? Hulu's recently released synopsis seems to say so.
It reads: "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."
The novel and the TV show also ended in the same way, so we know that Season 2 is going to tell a completely new part of the story, meaning the characters' paths could go literally anywhere. And it's going to be darker. Much darker. Moss told The Pool: "It's going to get worse." Does that mean we'll be saying goodbye to some favourite characters for good?
How big of a role the Waterfords - the Commander and his wife Serena Joy - will play in the new season is unknown, but we do know that Offred's rebellion is likely to cause some serious consequences for the Commander.
The same goes for Nick, who may help June eventually find Luke, and things could get awkward seeing as she's pregnant with his baby.
But there's one thing for sure: Things are going to get crazier, more disturbing, and darker. Speaking to EW, Moss called the Season 2 premiere "fucking ridiculous": There is literally no way that anyone can guess what happens. You can try, but you won’t do it... We have no intention of doing anything else than being even more balls to the wall than we were in Season 1."
She told TV Guide that extends to the first episode: "You will never get it, and I mean that objectively as a viewer. You just won't guess, and I love that so much."
Get ready everyone, Season 2 of the Handmaid's Tale will air April 2018, and things are going to get crazy.