Even though it’s now less than a month until the premiere of season two of The Handmaid’s Tale on 26 April, the wait for new episodes is getting more excruciating the closer we get. And we’re not the only ones working ourselves into a frenzy in the build-up to the dystopian drama’s return. Here are some of the ways people are passing the time until we can head back to Gilead…
Rewatching season one
With all 10 episodes from season one available to stream on SBS On Demand, you can satisfy your The Handmaid's Tale craving between now and 26 April.
Poring over photos from season two
Planning a trip to Atlanta to see the costumes from the show
No, not those ones. Actual costumes used in The Handmaid's Tale seasons one and two will be on display at Savannah College of Art and Design’s FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta from 30 April. Sure, it's a long way to go, but what's a long-haul flight for a true fan?
Coming up with elaborate theories about what to expect
We all want to know what's going to happen in season two. After all, with the bulk of the main storyline from Margaret Atwood's novel now exhausted, much of the plot is going to be brand new material. Of course, there are some elements of the book that could be worked into season two, as discussed here. Some fans have come up with other theories about how the cliffhanger from season one could be resolved, based on what we saw happen. Others, including some cast members, have been more preoccupied predicting how Drake could feature in the upcoming season.
Trying to distinguish between fact and fiction
Organising viewing parties
During season one, communities of The Handmaid's Tale fans came together to watch the series – dissecting it and offering support for each other when the viewing got tough. Why not plan your own viewing party for season two? This blogger offers some cute-slash-unsettling-slash-inappropriate ideas of what you could serve. Meanwhile, what show did The Handmaid's Tale cast hold their own viewing parties for after a depressing day in Gilead? The Bachelor.
Generally getting impatient
The Handmaid’s Tale 2 airs on SBS and SBS On Demand 8.30pm, from Thursday April 26. #HandmaidsTale
Catch up on The Handmaid’s Tale and binge season one on SBS On Demand now: