The Handmaid's Tale: Watch the terrifying season two trailer

The first trailer for The Handmaid's Tale's second season has been released and is already disturbing viewers. The Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama follows June (Elisabeth Moss), a 'Handmaid' who is forced to bear children in a religious, totalitarian society where escape is virtually impossible. It appears from the teaser that the resistance is working harder than ever to end the regime - and that the terrifying next chapter is destined for the same critical acclaim as the first.

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The trailer reveals what viewers can expect to see in season two, including a visit to the colonies, a polluted and radioactive wasteland that is only mentioned in the first season, as well as Moira's life after her escape to Canada in season one. The trailer also promises that June will reunite with Nick, the father of her unborn baby, and shows a creepy new look for the Handmaids, who are dressed in all black gowns with red veils.

Speaking about the design, showrunner Bruce Miller told Entertainment Weekly: "Everything from the design of their costumes to the way they look is so chilling. These scenes that are so beautiful, while set in such a terrible place, provide the kind of contrast that makes me happy." He added: "The biggest barrier of season two was season one. You sort of intimidate yourself. But at a certain point, you can't spend all your time second-guessing things. Instead, you just have to remember to try and tell a good story."

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A close up on-screen shot of Joesph Fiennes as he is playing Commander Fred Waterford
Joseph Fiennes returns as Commander Fred Waterford

Speaking about the trailer, one person wrote: "This was without a doubt the best TV show of 2017, and will be for sure the best of 2018! Praise Be," while another added: "From this trailer I can already tell that Season 2 is gonna be so much more intense and gripping than last season. April simply can't come soon enough. #HandmaidsTale." Speaking about what to expect from season two, a third person joked: "I could watch June set fire to literally anything for an entire season and be okay with it."

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