The handmaids were out and about on a snowy day in Toronto Wednesday morning, filming season two of the dystopian series, “The Handmaid’s Tale”.
Passersby caught behind-the-scenes photos of the red-robed handmaids with their signature white bonnets at work near Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto, turning the St. Clair Avenue West area into an eerie sight.
This is just one of many locations in the city that can be recognized by Torontonians in the series, also including scenes shot at City Hall, Lower Bay Street, TTC subway stations and Bonjour Brioche to name a few.
Several dark vehicles were spotted, including a black van with tinted windows belonging to The Eyes, the secret police of the Republic Of Gilead who are responsible for rooting out traitors.
The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning drama – also up for Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 21 – starring Elisabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes is set to return with season two in April.
Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, the upcoming season will follow the pregnancy of Moss’ Offred as she fights to “free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead,” while resisting a “dark truth,” according to a press release from Hulu.
Hulu recently released our first look at Moss in season two of the series.