First Photos of 'Handmaid's Tale' Season 2 Tease Bloody Offred

Elisabeth Moss arrives at the 23rd annual Critics Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica Calif. The wrenching loss of an infant to a totalitarian society is explored in season two of

First look: The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 will reveal the colonies and a Handmaid's funeral

Coming off of Elizabeth Moss' Golden Globe win this past Sunday for her performance in The Handmaid's Tale, Hulu has provided fans with a first look at new episodes as we all get ready for Season 2.

"'Gilead is within you' is a favorite saying of [antagonist] Aunt Lydia", according to Hulu.

Season 1 of The Handmaid's Tale left viewers in total suspense, with a final shot of Offred gliding away from the camera and into the darkness of a van promising an unknown future.

The Handmaid's Tale season 2 will debut on Hulu in April 2018.

Season two will be uncharted territory even for avid fans of the book; however the 78-year-old author will serve as consulting producer, just like she was for the first.

A final picture shows a bloodied Elisabeth Moss.

Back with Moss in the second season are Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel. A man with a drum can be seen walking alongside the Handmaids in a matching outfit.

Take a look at these Handmaid's Tale Season 2 photos, then hit the comments below to share your first impressions.

"The biggest barrier of season 2 was season 1". But at a certain point, you can't spend all your time second-guessing things.

'Lizzie is such an incredible partner on this with me. "Instead, you just have to do not forget to try and tell a good story". I'm not being cagey! "I literally read the scripts and I think, 'Oh my god.' The ideas are genius and so unpredictable and harrowing", she said.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Bruce Miller revealed that this new season is also set to give us a glimpse into the lives of the refugees who have managed to escape Gilead. "These scenes that are so handsome, while set in such a bad place, provide the kind of contrast that makes me happy".

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