'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2 Images Show a Bloodied, But Determined, Offred

Hulu has released a few first-look images from Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale, and they are chilling to say the least.

Elisabeth Moss stars in season two of Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale'.

The first photo hints at a bloody outcome for Offred (Elisabeth Moss), who was last seen being taken into custody - while pregnant. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids - where anyone could be a spy for Gilead - all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.

Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale is set to premiere on Hulu sometime in April.

"'Gilead is within you' is a favorite saying of [antagonist] Aunt Lydia", according to Hulu. In season two, Offred and all the characters will fight against - or succumb to - this dark truth.

In addition, The Handmaid's Tale season one earned three Golden Globe nominations, winning in the Best Television Series - Drama and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama (Elisabeth Moss) categories.

While HBO's Big Little Lies was the top victor at last weekend's Golden Globes ceremony, The Handmaid's Tale didn't walk away empty handed. You can try, but you won't do it.

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. Perhaps this is a scene from Mexico, trying to create their own version of Gilead's handmaid program. Sometimes while writing the scripts, I just really wanted to surprise her. "These scenes that are so attractive, while set in such a awful place, provide the kind of contrast that makes me happy".

Vanessa Coleman