Hulu Renews The Handmaid’s Tale, Orders New Series From Amy Schumer and Padma Lakshmi

Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali will appear in Season 2 of Ramy

The Handmaid's Tale's renewal comes a week after it received 11 Emmy nominations, despite not being eligible for several major categories. Sophie Giraud/Hulu

Hulu, which started 2019 off with a strong freshman slate of series like Shrill, The Act and Ramy, is trying to keep this year’s momentum going by renewing its most popular show, The Handmaid’s Tale, and ordering a pair of new series featuring Amy Schumer and Padma Lakshmi.

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