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The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Trailer Takes The Story Beyond The Novel

In the dystopian world of The Handmaid's Tale, freedom comes with a cost.

Hulu released a new trailer (via Entertainment Weekly) for the upcoming second season of the critically acclaimed drama, and it reveals how far the series will venture beyond Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel.

The last time we saw Offred (Elisabeth Moss), she had taken a leap of faith and gotten into the back of a van headed towards either punishment or freedom. The new trailer seems to confirm that she's found a way out, but her struggle is far from over. "There probably is no out," she says. "Gilead is within you." However, the trailer ends with Offred reclaiming her real name. "My name is June Osbourne. I am free."

That's where the novel ends, but it's just the beginning of the 13-episode second season of the show. As June deals with her pregnancy and attempts to find her daughter, we'll also see much more of the world beyond Gilead. The trailer gives us a glimpse of the dreaded Colonies, where Emily (Alexis Bledel) has been sent, and we also see Moira (Samira Wiley) protesting in Canada. 

But the trailer also stirs up new questions. Who is the Commander (Joseph Fiennes) about to shoot in the woods? Will Mrs. Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski) become a more important figure in the movement? And why is there a mass hanging of handmaids? 

We'll find out much more (and probably have more questions) when The Handmaid's Tale returns to Hulu for season 2 on April 25.