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Bradley Whitford Cast In The Handmaid's Tale Season 2

The Get Out actor is getting into the Hulu scene. 

Bradley Whitford has been cast in the second season of the streaming site's hit drama series The Handmaid's Tale (via Deadline).

Whitford, also known for his Emmy-winning performance as Josh Lyman on The West Wing, will play Commander Joseph Lawrence, the "gruff and intimidating" architect of Gilead's economy. With a "disheveled mad genius vibe" and sly humor, Commander Joseph Lawrence could come across as your run-of-the-mill bad guy, but the kindness that cracks through his facade makes him seem somewhat gentle — and a confusing and mysterious presence for the young woman who becomes his newest Handmaid. 

Season two of The Handmaid's Tale will focus on Offred, played by Mad Men alum Elisabeth Moss, and her fight to free herself and her future baby from the terrors of Gilead. As Ann Dowd's Aunt Lydia says, "Gildead is within you," and the upcoming batch of episodes will test whether Offred and the other Handmaids will battle against the dark truth or ultimately succumb to it. Moss took home an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her freshman turn in the Hulu drama. 

Created, written, and executive produced by Bruce Miller, and based on the book by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale also stars Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle, and Amanda Brugel.

Outside of his work in Jordan Peele's directorial debut Get Out, which is up for an Oscar this year, Whitford will next appear in the crime thriller film The Destroyer as well as in the next Godzilla movie.