The Handmaid’s Tale season 2: Elisabeth Moss on continuing Margaret Atwood story

Elisabeth MossOne of the interesting things about The Leftovers is that once it actually got past much of its source material, it became a stronger series as a whole. The first season was good, but it felt as though the show had greater freedom to explore topics and characters once that arc was over.

For The Handmaid’s Tale season 2, it’s also in an interesting spot given that it will have a chance to move on past the Margaret Atwood source material in its own right — though the first season was already spectacular, it has a chance to follow that up, and create some own exciting stories that progress the stories of June and some other characters forward.

So what does Elisabeth Moss want to see unfold? She shared some potential ideas to Entertainment Weekly recently, though we of course do advise you that there are some spoilers ahead in the event that you haven’t finished the first season just yet:

“Besides all the obvious stuff of where is she going, is she getting out of Gilead, that kind of thing, the main thing for her is going to be this pregnancy and this baby, bringing this baby into the world and whether or not that’s a good idea, and what she does if it does happen … [Showrunner Bruce Miller] and I have been talking a lot, obviously, and there’s so many things that we haven’t explored yet even from the book — so many lines, you know? So much text that we haven’t gotten a chance to even say.

“And there’s all these other pockets, all these other worlds that we haven’t yet gotten to really explore — there’s the colonies, and you’ve got Moira and Luke now together, and there’s the dynamic of Serena and Offred having this baby between them. There are a lot of places to go, but at the same time, we don’t even know if [June] gets out or not. It’s all very much up in the air, but as a fan of the book, I’m so looking forward to it.”

The show has plenty of exciting opportunities ahead to keep some of the messages and themes from the book alive, while also still very much doing their own thing. These are exciting times ahead, and we are absolutely interested in seeing how things become presented when the next season premieres.

If you do want to read some further speculation regarding the future of The Handmaid’s Tale, be sure to head over to the link here. (Photo: Hulu.)

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