Praise be! Hot off a landslide of Emmy's wins, Hulu has announced a premiere date for The Handmaid's Tale season two. Mark April 2018 in your calendar because you have a date with a bottle of wine and the city of Gilead.

Season one cemented The Handmaid's Tale as one of the must-watch shows of 2017, winning best series at the Emmy's this year - the first time a series from a streaming service has ever won the award - among seven other awards including outstanding lead actress in a drama series which was awarded to Elizabeth Moss for her portrayal of Offred.

Moss has teased that season two of The Handmaid's Tale will be particularly gripping. Speaking at an event with the cast Moss stated: "I read the outline and got full body chills. Give up trying to guess what happens." In terms of plot, the second season will continue to explore the concept of motherhood, which was touched upon in the first season.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that both Rita (Amanda Brugel) and Ofglen (Alexis Bledel) have been signed on as series regulars for season two. Bledel won best outstanding guest actress in a drama series for her role in season one. The return of Rita who works alongside Offered as a Martha to Commander Fred signifies that she will play an important role in season two. The first season saw Offred trust Rita with dozens of letters written by other Handmaids.

The official synopsis of season two states: "The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season 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 Two, Offred and all our characters will fight against - or succumb to - this dark truth."

Everything you need to know about ‘The Handmaids Tale’ season 2