Handmaid's Tale was renewed for Season 2
Offred (Elisabeth Moss) will remain the star of “The Handmaid’s Tale” in Season 2 and beyond. Hulu

“The Handmaid’s Tale” is based on the book by Margaret Atwood, but is there enough source material to make several seasons worth of TV? According to showrunner and executive producer Bruce Miller, it’ll be pretty easy to extend the story into Season 2.

The writer revealed to Entertainment Weekly that he isn’t worried about running out of storylines from the book because Atwood built such a complex world. “The seasons moving forward, we have so much stuff to do: the stories of the colonies, the red center, there are so many worlds to explore,” he explained.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” shows a dystopian world in the not too far future. The U.S. becomes the Republic of Gilead after a deeply conservative, religious group takes over. Women’s rights are taken away, and the few fertile women are forced into slavery as “handmaids” to help repopulate the nation. The critically acclaimed Hulu drama follows Offred (Elisabeth Moss) as she navigates this new world order.

Whichever parts of Gilead are explored, however, will almost always be seen through the eyes of Offred. The dark drama will keep the handmaid as the protagonist every season. “We are going to stay focused on Offred and her journey through Gilead. We aren’t going to stray too far from that,” he promised. “The world is so rich and wide, it’s never worrisome that we aren’t going to have enough stories, the problem is choosing from the ones we do have.”

While Season 1 mostly focuses on Offred’s decision to rebel against the oppressive rules of Gilead, “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2 will focus on the effects of those choices. “Season 2 is what happens after you become a little rebellious,” Miller teased. “Does that make it harder to survive, does it make harder to live in a world where you can’t affect the changes you know should happen?”

It isn’t clear when viewers will actually see Season 2, but it likely won’t be until at least next year. “The Handmaid’s Tale” was only renewed for Season 2 last week. Luckily, there are still several weeks of Season 1 left to enjoy.

The beginning stages of Offred’s resistance aren’t over yet. In “The Handmaid’s Tale” episode 5, which will be released May 10, Offred will continue to push the boundaries. In the trailer she flirtatiously asks Nick (Max Mingella) if he is spying on her. Having a relationship would have serious consequences, but it looks like Offred might be willing to take that risk. Would Nick be willing to rebel too?

However, Offred might think twice about rebelling when she sees Ofglen (Alexis Bledel) again. The handmaid was punished with genital mutilation after the government discovered that she was a lesbian and a member of the resistance. Obviously, the punishment will affect her, but it might not affect her in the way Gilead officials planned.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 1 releases new episodes every Wednesday on Hulu.