Hulu dropped the first full-length trailer for the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale today, and we all basically knew what we were getting into, thanks to the teaser trailer that was released back in January. More red robes. More of Elisabeth Moss looking determined (and also a little constipated). More bland, dusty blue tones than the Magnolia Home paint line for Target.
So what’s new in this trailer for the second season, premiering next month. Well for one, they ditched the a capella cover of Buffalo Springfield’s For What It’s Worth, and replaced it with actual scenes from the show. Am I ever happy about that, because we got so much new information. Specifically, Offred (played by Elisabeth Moss) introducing herself by her pre-nightmare name, June Osborne. I just hope that somewhere in season 2, there’s a scene where she says, “No, I didn’t sing that song about God riding the bus – that’s Joan Osborne.”
It also looks like June (SPOILER ALERT) probably makes it to Canada. Unless that scene of her running through a barren field is just her getting some exercise. I guess I’ll have to wait and watch to see if that’s how season 2 ends. And if she does make it to Canada, I hope that her husband and Poussey from OITNB warn her that while Canada may seem like paradise compared to what they escaped from, that it’s not without its dangers. Like that butter tarts are as addictive as crack.
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