Handmaid's Tale: Alexis Bledel Upped to Series Regular for Season 2

Praise be!

Hulu announced on Thursday that Alexis Bledel will not only be returning to The Handmaid’s Tale in Season 2, but she’ll be doing so as a full-fledged series regular. 

Bledel’s character, lesbian Handmaid Ofglen, appeared in five Season 1 episodes.

Handmaid‘s Tale‘s 13-episode second season goes into production this fall ahead of a 2018 debut.

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  1. Oran says:

    Best news of the week!! :)

  2. Phillip says:

    Praise be INDEED!

  3. Eric says:

    This is awesome news! Her characters name is Emily/Ofglen 1. 😃

  4. Recently marathoned this show and PRAISE BE its FABULOUS

  5. webly3 says:

    Wasn’t she technically already a series regular? If not, then who were the technical series regulars? I’m very confused.

    • Crenshaw says:

      She was essentially a regular, her name was listed in the ending credits along side all the other series regulars despite appearing in very few eps. Perhaps this is just a sign that she’ll be a more permanent presence

  6. Christian says:

    I knew she wasn’t dead! I really enjoyed her in this. I guess she needed the right director because she’s horrible on Gilmore Girls.

    • Sarah says:

      Rory Gilmore’s emotional range wasn’t much, so I don’t know how much it was about her acting, as much as it was the storylines to begin with. That being said, I really think this is some of the actresses best work, so I’m glad she’s returning.

    • Jec says:

      As an actress she’s quite limited and this show plays to her strengths. Gilmore Girls didn’t. Also it helps that Handmaid’s tale is infinitely better in every sense of the word.

    • steven says:

      You know that’s her most famous role, right?

  7. Nathan says:

    Praised be.

  8. Volcfom says:

    Happy to know she wasn’t sent to the Colonies after the stunt she pulled!

    • Sarah says:

      Who says she wasn’t? For all we know, following her storyline could be the reason we see the Colonies.

      • Rick says:

        I wouldn’t be surprised to see June end up in the colonies or a prison.

      • Confused32 says:

        What are the colonies? I know they mention it, but as far as I can remember it wasn’t explained. Is this something the book can clear up?

  9. Sr says:

    What happened to her. She was so good. And then she vanished in the last episodes.

  10. Joey Padron says:

    Great news! Alexis is great on the show!

  11. Rick says:

    Not surprising – I’ve thought all along that we’d see her character again.

  12. Jec says:

    Yes!! Although I’m intrigued to see where her character ended up because her actions would’ve pretty much landed her dead. I’m glad to see she won’t be though!!

  13. Erin says:

    She was amazing!! Still in awe of her performance. And obviously they brought her back..she presented at upfronts for season 2. Why would they put her on stage otherwise -_-