The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, Episode 13 Promo, Details, More Info

Offred's story continues in The Handmaid's Tale season 2. Here's everything we know...

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 is here! Here’s our spoiler-free review of the second season.

What’s next? Season 2, Episode 13, “The Word,” which drops on July 11th. Here’s the promo…

And here’s the synopsis:

Serena and the other Wives strive to make change. Emily learns more about her new Commander. Offred faces a difficult decision.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 Episode Guide

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, Episode 1: June

Offred reckons with the consequences of a dangerous decision while haunted by memories from her past and the violent beginnings of Gilead.

Original air date: 4/25/18

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The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, Episode 2: Unwomen

Offred adjusts to a new way of life; the arrival of an unexpected person disrupts the colonies; a family is torn apart by the rise of Gilead.

Original air date: 4/25/18

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, Episode 3: Baggage

Offred reflects on her relationship with her mother as she navigates her way through Gilead. In Little America, Moira tries to cope with the trauma she endured.

Original air date: 5/2/18

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, Episode 4: Other Women

Offred’s capture takes her back to Gillead and to the Waterford’s, what will ensue?

Original air date: 5/9/18

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, Episode 5: Seeds

Is Gillead finally getting to Offred? Her actions speaks volumes in Episode 5 of Handmaid’s Tale Season 2.

Original air date: 5/16/18

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, Episode 6: First Blood

Offred finds unexpected allies and obstacles in her search for a way to protect Hannah. The Commander prepares for the dedication of a new Red Center. Nick struggles with his new assignment.

Original air date: 5/23/18

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, Episode 7: After

An attack sends shockwaves through both Gilead and Little America. Serena Joy makes a dangerous choice in order to protect her family. Moira searches for someone from her past.

Original air date: 5/30/18

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The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, Episode 8: Women’s Work

A sick baby tests Offred and Serena; Janine finally faces Naomi.

Original air date: 6/6/18

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, Episode 9: Smart Power

The Waterfords embark on a diplomatic trip abroad; Serena faces the temptation of life outside Gilead; Luke and Moira grapple with survivor’s guilt; Offred seeks support from allies.

Original air date: 6/13/18

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, Episode 10: Last Ceremony

A frustrated Serena grows desperate, and Offred is faced with an unexpected reunion

Original air date: 6/20/18

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, Episode 11: Holly

Offred faces a grueling challenge while Serena Joy and the Commander deal with the fallout of their actions.

Original air date: 6/27/18

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, Episode 12: Postpartum

Offred is sent to a familiar place. Nick is rocked by Gilead’s brutal response to a crime. Emily is assigned to a mysterious new house.

Original air date: 7/4/18

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The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, Episode 13: The Word

Serena and the other Wives strive to make change. Emily learns more about her new Commander. Offred faces a difficult decision.

Original air date: 7/11/18

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 Release Date

Hulu will once again release the show in small batches, rather than in one big binge. The first two episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 arrived on April 25.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 Trailer

Check out the full length trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKoIPuifJvE

Here’s all the earlier footage we’ve seen so far…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxQhWrAcQnE

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 Story

Here’s the official synopsis:

“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.”

On the new scripts Moss offered: “I read the outline and got full body chills. Give up trying to guess what happens.”

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Read: How the Handmaid’s Tale’s Depiction of Rape/Sexual Violence Mirrors Real Life

The Handmaid’s Tale is set in the near-future in the dystopia Republic of Gilead where women are subjected and stripped of their individualism. Handmaids are fertile young women who are forced to submit to ritualized rape and bear the children of the ruling class. The series follows Offred, a handmaid, who pledges to survive and fight the unjust totalitarian rule. The dystopian thriller was created by Bruce Miller and is based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood.

Read: The Handmaid’s Tale — Real World Inspirations

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 Cast

We’ll see more Rita in season two. Amanda Brugel has been promoted to a series regular according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Alexis Bledel’s Ofglen will be back. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bledel has signed as a series regular for another season.

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Sydney Sweeney will recur on The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, reports Variety. She will play a 15-year-old named Eden, who is described as “pious and obedient.” The character will represent a new wave of believers in the rule of Gilead, armed with unflinching faith and aspirations to raise her lot in life by becoming a Commander’s wife. She is also described as being “naïve and dangerous to those around her,” making her an interesting player thrown into the mix of a sophomore season that will focus on the pregnancy of Offred (Elisabeth Moss) and her clandestine activism against the theocratic misogynist dystopia.

In other exciting news (via THR), Tony and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones has been cast as Offred’s activist mother, Holly, in the second season.

Sweeney, an American actress, comes into what will be her highest profile role with The Handmaid’s Tale. She previously fielded TV runs on Sharp Objects and In the Vault, with guest spots on shows such as Pretty Little LiarsThe MiddleGrey’s Anatomy90210 and Heroes. She’ll next appear as a regular on the upcoming 1990s-set Netflix series, Everything Sucks! and the 2018 horror film, Tell Me Your Name.