Good news because Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale returns to Irish screens this month 2 years ago

Good news because Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale returns to Irish screens this month

We're going back to Gilead very soon.

As impossible as it seems, we're certain that things in Gilead are going to get much worse in Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale but despite the persistent horrors of rape, persecution and oppression, Offred is going to be as tough and independent as always.

With the threat of The Colonies looming large and the rather "interesting" developments in her own personal life, the next season of the critically-acclaimed drama has a lot to live up to but the omens are good.

Showrunner Bruce Miller told EW that "The things you are seeing blooming in Offred are not going to go away. Her spirit of rebellion and her careful march away from being a well-behaved handmaid and making some trouble is where the season is rolling towards."

Good news for fans of the show because RTÉ2 has announced that it will be the first broadcaster in Europe to air the second series of acclaimed drama The Handmaid’s Tale when it returns on Thursday 26 April at 10.35pm, with live streaming and on-demand availability through RTÉ Player.

For those of you that haven't seen it yet, the award-winning series is based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name and follows the story of life in a dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States.

Marissa Tomei will appear in the second episode of the new season and Alexis Bledel will also return.

Season One was absolutely brilliant and if you're a fan of the show, here's a look at what's in store.

Clip via - Hulu