Hulu just announced season two of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ but since the show is based on the book, what will be next? HollywoodLife.com spoke with writer and EP Bruce Miller to find out his hopes for next season.
“There’s a lot left to go — I’ll go as long as they’ll let me,” executive producer Bruce Miller told HollywoodLife.com exclusively at the show’s premiere at Tribeca Film Festival. With the success of season one of The Handmaid’s Tale, it’s no surprise that it’s already been picked up for another season. However, it is based on the book by Margaret Atwood, so how will season two work out?
“Some parts of the book, we took a sentence and turned it into a whole episode; sometimes we took a whole part of the book and turned it into a sentence. There are some parts of the book that we didn’t even begin to get to,” Bruce explained. “It’s a very rich book, and it’s also a very rich world that takes place beyond Offred’s point of view.”
So, is there a stopping point in mind? What happens after season one? “I’d watch the season about the trials, when Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski were being tried — wouldn’t you watch that?” he asked us — obviously, the answer is yes.
“It’s incredible world and it’s an incredible change that needs to be addressed going forward,” he continued. “Does Gillad fall? If Gilliad doesn’t fall, how do people survive and fight back? It’s like WWII; which is the story? When you’re fighting or when you’re rebuilding Japan or years later when you’re in the Cold War? They’re all part of the same story. These characters are very rich and interesting.”
As for those who haven’t read the book and are just about to start the show, here’s his advice: “Have a glass of liquor ready.” HollywoodLifers, what do you want to see in season two?