Praise be! Handmaid's Tale season 2 coming to M-Net in July

Cape Town - The critically acclaimed season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale debuts exclusively on M-Net (DStv 101) on Monday, 2 July at 22:10.

In an exploration of a dystopian society, this ground-breaking, harrowing drama was unanimously praised for its excellent cast, gripping plot and intricate examination of politics, religion and gender – astute social commentary in a modern world.

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Elisabeth Moss reprises her role as Offred/June, a handmaid forced into sexual servitude as one of the few fertile women left in Gilead. Enduring unending abuse and oppression alongside her fellow handmaids, Offred’s survival depended upon the knowledge that both her husband and her daughter were alive and the she would one day be reunited with them. Though the end of season one gave little closure, season 2 opens with even less resolution: a now pregnant Offred must deal with the consequences of her decision to defy the sadistic matriarch of the handmaids, Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd).

The fate of the other characters are no more certain than before: Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) must cope with the choices she has made, while her husband, Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) works at diplomacy – something he will need in his own household following season 1.

Continuing to protect Offred, Nick (Max Minghella) finds roadblocks in his way as the Commander starts feeling threatened by the younger man. Season 2 will also detail the fates of the other handmaids’, as well as backstories of Emily (Alexis Bledel), Offred’s former handmaid companion.


If you haven’t been captured by this riveting drama yet, Season 1 is currently available on ShowMax, and will also air on M-Net Binge (DStv 900) on Saturday 7 July from 22:00, concluding on Sunday 8 July from 22:00. 

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