Elisabeth Moss Just Spilt Some Major 'Handmaid's Tale' Season 2 News

The actress let slip and, from the sounds of things, it's going to get even darker.

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*Spoiler Alert*

No, seriously, if you carry on reading this article and are yet to watch the last episode of The Handmaid's Tale Season 1, don't tell us we didn't warn you about the spoiler, okay?

Now that's settled, I think we can all agree that one of the best moments from last episode from Margaret Atwood's dystopian literary adaptation is when Offred (played by Elisabeth Moss) walks down the street with her fellow handmaid's in victory to the tune of Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good'.

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And, as with all series finales, we were left wanting more from Offred and her red-cloaked 'army' of women. We're desperate to find out whether she reunites with Luke, and how the handmaid's will be punished for disobeying Aunt Lydia, after defiantly refusing to stone their friend Janine to death.

Fortunately for us, Moss (who won an Emmy nomination for her role as Offred earlier this year) has given us a clue as to what's in store for her character next season and let's just say, her vagueness makes the news all the more intriguing.

'Well, I've read the outline for the first episode, and it is fucking ridiculous [laughs],' she told Entertainment Weekly.

It's insane! I can say this: There is literally no way that anyone can guess what happens. You can try, but you won't do it. It's incredible. We're really looking to blow people away, and we have every intention to break [the story] open and go even further in all directions. We have no intention of doing anything else than being even more balls to the wall than we were in Season 1.

'More balls to the wall', 'insane' - sounds like pretty epic descriptions if you ask us.

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Discussing the scary parallels to the fictional story with today's current political and social climate in the US (Season 1 was filmed before the 2016 presidential election, before we realised the seriousness of President Trump wanting to defund Planned Parenthood and restrict women's rights), Moss highlighted the importance of creating art to raise awareness of society's plight.

'I think we're constantly surprised — I think surprised is a nice word for how a lot of us feel as citizens of America. We wanted to make something that reflects us back upon ourselves.

'If that parallel is useful to people, if it can provide strength or illumination or a conversation, then that's a gift. That's not always something you get with your art; sometimes it's just entertainment, which is totally awesome. It's kind of nice when you can do something you feel passionate and personal about,' she added.

Well, if Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale can raise the same awareness of the injustices facing women across the world today when it comes to sexual freedom, rights, and equality as much as the first season did, praise be.

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