Bradley Whitford Joins Season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale

Bradley Whitford joins Season 2 of the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale

Bradley Whitford (The West WingGet Out) has joined the cast of the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale, according to Deadline. In Season 2, Whitford will play Commander Joseph Lawrence, “the architect of Gilead’s economy, who is gruff and intimidating, with a disheveled mad genius vibe. His sly humor and flashes of kindness make him a confusing, mysterious presence for his newest Handmaid.”

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The award-winning and hit drama series will return for season two on April 25th with two new episodes, and subsequent episodes released every Wednesday only on Hulu.

The 13-episode second season will be shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. “Gilead is within you” is a favorite saying of Aunt Lydia. In Season 2, Offred and all characters will fight against – or succumb to – this dark truth.

The series stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel.

The Handmaid’s Tale comes to Hulu from MGM Television and is created, executive produced and written by Bruce Miller. The show is executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, and Ilene Chaiken. MGM serves as the international distributor for the series.

Bradley Whitford is known for his work in The West Wing and has been seen recently in The Post and Get Out.

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