Bradley Whitford joins The Handmaid’s Tale for season two

Get Out star Bradley Whitford is joining the cast of The Handmaid’s Tale for the second season of the Golden Globe-winning TV show.
The series, based on Margaret Atwood’s book of the same name, tells the tale of totalitarian society The Republic of Gilead, in which women are treated as property of the state and those who are fertile are used as “handmaids” to carry children for the powerful men of the dystopian world.
According to Deadline, Emmy-award winning actor Whitford will play Commander Joseph Lawrence, the “gruff and intimidating architect of Gilead’s economy”. The character is made even more deadly by his mix of evilness, humour and flashes of kindness – giving him a feel of a “dishevelled mad genius”.
The second season of the show, which is broadcast on video on-demand service Hulu in the U.S., will largely follow Elisabeth Moss’ Offred, who found out she was pregnant at the end of the first season, but is unsure whether the tot’s father is Joseph Fiennes’ Commander Waterford or her secret lover Nick Blaine, played by Max Minghella, who is an Eye, or spy for Gilead.