Handmaid's Tale Lists Alexis Bledel As Series Regular For Season 2

Hulu's dystopian series The Handmaid's Tale based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel certainly made an impact on viewers and critics alike.  Perhaps the timing of the series release made all the difference with the USA election results and the current political climate, but the intensity of the series and the cast brought it to the forefront of the virtual watercooler.

The first season of the show on the streaming service did extremely well in the viewership numbers, prompting a second season order around the release of the third episode.  Readers of the original source material KNOW how the story ends, and how far the show has diverted. Not a lot, really, but most definitely opening the door for future seasons and episodes.

It was announced today by Hulu that series guest star Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls, Sin City) has been bumped up to a series regular for season 2, meaning we'll get more of her character Ofglen.

Ofglen's story in the first season was heartbreaking.  Knowing the character outline in the novel, seeing what series directors and writers did with the groundwork paired with Bledel's performance certainly made me want to know/see more.

The season 1 finale left a lot of questions for viewers, and opened the door for several possible continuing storylines for characters.  Hopefully, we'll get more resolution for our main character Offred (Elizabeth Moss) than we did in the book, since there is pretty much none.

We'll keep you updated as more information about Handmaid's Tale and other returning tv/cable/streaming series become available.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



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