Hulu announced its midseason 2018 programming slate Tuesday afternoon, notably scheduling the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale for an April release.
Season 2 of the drama series will consist of 13 episodes and be centered around Offred’s (Elisabeth Moss) pregnancy, focusing specifically on her battle to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. The forthcoming season will draw plenty of attention, with its first season taking home Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress (Elisabeth Moss), Outstanding Supporting Actress (Ann Dowd), and Outstanding Writing (Bruce Miller) at the Emmy Awards.
In addition to season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu announced the return of The Path, as well as limited series The Looming Tower and new series Hard Sun.
Season 3 of The Path – starring Aaron Paul, Michele Monaghan, and Hugh Dancy – premieres Wednesday, Jan. 17 and will consist of 13 episodes.
Limited series The Looming Tower is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book that traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late ’90s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA may have inadvertently set the path for 9/11. Starring Jeff Daniels, the 10-episode series premieres Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Finally, Hard Sun is slated for a series premiere on Wednesday, March 7. The six-episode season will feature two detectives trying to protect their loved ones in a world slipping closer to a world-ending natural disaster.
If you can’t wait until April for more of The Handmaid’s Tale, check out what Elisabeth Moss had to say about what to expect in season 2.