The series will be going "even more balls to the wall".
When 'The Handmaid's Tale' hit the small screen earlier this year, only those who have read the original novel by Margaret Atwood knew what to expect. Little did anybody know it would become one of the year's biggest successes, with Elisabeth Moss front-and-centre as the oppressed Offred, working alongside the likes of brilliant talents including Samira Wiley, Yvonne Strahovski and Max Minghella.
Now with a second season confirmed, that will consist of an entirely new story that's been influenced by the novel's original author, many are wondering exactly where Offred's story can go next, and it's something Moss has been teasing.
Moss was asked a question by one of her Instagram followers about possible similarities between Scientology and 'The Handmaid's Tale's dystopia of Gilead.
Elisabeth Moss has spoken out via her Instagram account to defend her belief in Scientology, after a fan asked her a question comparing the belief system to that of the regime in her new show, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’.
The 35 year old actress is the main star of the recent Hulu series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, adapted from Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel. However, she was asked a question by a fan over whether ‘Gilead’, a futuristic dystopian version of America that has been taken over by a religious sect and treats all women as maids, bore any resemblance in its workings to Moss’s adherence to the Church of Scientology.
“Love this adaptation so much,” the Instagram user, called ‘moelybanks’, wrote on Wednesday (August 16th). “Question though, does it make you think twice about Scientology? Both Gilead and Scientology both believe that all outside sources (aka news) are wrong or evil… it's just very interesting.”
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Critically-acclaimed series 'The Handmaid's Tale' took home two accolades on the night.
Hulu series 'The Handmaid's Tale' was amongst the big winners at last night's (August 5) Television Critics Association Awards, with the show taking home two big prizes from the event, which was this year held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Adapted from Margaret Atwood's novel of the same name, the show has been picking up millions of fans across the globe.
Other standouts from the night include HBO miniseries 'Big Little Lies' which took the Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials gong and fan-favourite NBC series 'Seinfeld', which picked up this year's Heritage Award. Ken Burns meanwhile was honoured with the Career Achievement Award.
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The creator will be able to give her input during season 2 production.
Fronted by former 'Mad Men' star Elisabeth Moss, 'The Handmaid's Tale' is based on Margaret Atwood's novel of the same name and went into production in 2016, before hitting screens earlier this year in the UK.
As the first collaboration between Hulu and studio MGM, the show had a lot to prove, but has managed to impress the masses throughout its first season. Set in the dystopian Gilead; a totalitarian society set in a location that was once a part of the United States, the area is ruled by a male-dominated Christian regime, where the rights of women are limited and based only on whether or not they can conceive.
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Art has always been a gift for Catherine, her talent is plain to see but she’s always lived in the shadow of her father – a famous artist who’s recently passed. After years of looking after her father’s affairs and recently having broken up with her partner, Catherine finds herself unable to occupy her mind and turns to her best friend, Valerie, for support.
Valerie suggests the pair embark on a trip to Valerie’s family’s lake house to find some refuge from their day to day lives. Catherine feels this would be a good solution to her current state of mind; a place to paint with her friend away from the world.
However, once in the woods Catherine soon finds herself in a mentally fragile state. Valerie has found a distraction with a local man called Rich and Catherine, herself is constantly faced by reminders of her ex-boyfriend James (who had visited the lake the year prior).
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Elisabeth Moss - BFI London Film Festival - High Rise - Festival Gala and Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals at leicester sq, Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Friday 9th October 2015
Mary Mapes is the producer of CBS' '60 Minutes' and, in the run up to the 2004 presidential election, she's looking for a story for her and her team - including anchor Dan Rather - to chase. The team discovers evidence that President George W. Bush failed to complete the required amount of military service during his time in the Texas Air National Guard during the 70s. It's a story that could truly bring down the right wing government if only they can get hold of some solid documents to support the story. That's when Bill Burkett comes in; he's the former Lieutenant Colonel of the Texas Air National Guard and he claims to be in possession of some papers criticising Bush's lack of attendance for his military service, written by his commander at the time Lieutenant Colonel Jerry B. Killian. Unfortunately, in their haste to air the controversial information, the '60 Minutes' team fail to have the documents authenticated - and when several experts out the papers as forgeries, it seems the tables quickly turn on these newscasters in the most devastating way.
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Sorry ‘Mad Men’ fans, Elisabeth Moss is here to burst your bubbles about that iconic scene.
Most ‘Mad Men’ fans would probably rank Peggy Olson’s iconic strut down the hallway as one their favourite scenes in the whole series, but star Elisabeth Moss is here to tell you it wasn’t all that fun to film.
Appearing on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Moss revealed that while the scene looked as cool as possible, filming was another story. "Was that as much fun to shoot as it was to watch?" host Meyers asked her during Thursday’s episode.
Philip Lewis Friedman is a very successful writer, though not the most likeable of people. He has no shame in bragging and expressing his genius, but his persistent self-involvement starts to put quite a strain on his relationship with girlfriend Ashley. Not only that, but while the people around him are suffocating in his endless egoism, he's also finding the humdrum world of life at home particularly difficult to stomach - even without his romance issues. Soon, though, he is offered some solace when he meets his all-time favourite author Ike Zimmerman who invites him to stay with him at his country retreat and reassess his life, love and career. Will he learn to realise and appreciate the truly important things in his life? And will they even be around anymore once he has?
'Listen Up Philip' is a comedy drama which made its premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. It has been directed and written by Alex Ross Perry ('The Color Wheel', 'Impolex'), and has already landed several awards at a handful of other film festivals such as Locarno International and Philadelphia Film Festival. It is set to be released in cinemas in the UK on June 5th 2015.
The stars of Broadway's 'The Elephant Man' Bradley Cooper, Alessandro Nivola and Patricia Clarkson were spotted laughing and joking together on the red carpet as they arrived for the Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees reception which was held at the Paramount Hotel in New York.
After a good year for movies and television in 2014, the American Film Institute has honoured the very best that the year had to offer.
For the past fifteen years, the American Film Institute has honoured ten films and ten television shows that truly show off what the year had to offer. 2014 had a particularly good year for films, however, so for the first time, the AFI Awards actually awarded eleven motion pictures with the honouree status. A whole host of celebrities gathered in celebration.
Angelina Jolie at the 15th Annual AFI Awards (Credit Frazer Harrison - Getty Images)
The honoured films consisted of 'American Sniper', 'Birdman', 'Boyhood', 'Foxcatcher', 'The Imitation Game', 'Interstellar', 'Into The Woods', 'Nightcrawler', 'Selma', 'Unbroken' and 'Whiplash'. For the celebration, Academy Award-winning Matthew Mcconaughey ('Interstellar') was seen, along with Ethan Hawke ('Boyhood'). Brad Pitt and Edward Norton ('Birdman') were also seen together, after appearing opposite one another in 1999's 'Fight Club'.
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