Cherry Jones is headed to Hulu. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the American Crime star has joined season two of The Handmaid’s Tale.
Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, the drama takes place in a dystopian society where women are considered sexual property. The cast includes Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O-T Fagbenle, Amanda Brugel, and Alexis Bledel.
On The Handmaid’s Tale, Jones will be playing “Holly, the feminist mother to June/Offred (Elisabeth Moss) who, up until now, has only been mentioned in passing during flashback scenes.”
Season two premieres on Hulu on April 25th.
From Elisabeth Moss:
She’s a terrific literary character who’s now going to come to life for the first time, and so it was important to me who that was. I was obsessed with it for weeks and bothering everybody about it — way before anybody cared to talk about it. Cherry was my fantasy choice [for the part]. We sent her the script, she wrote a lovely email back and she said yes almost immediately.”
What do you think? Have you seen The Handmaid’s Tale? Will you watch season two?