I suppose any hope for a happy ending for Offred in ten episodes is dashed, but I can’t help but be glad we’ll get ten more episodes of the gripping, acclaimed Hulu drama based on the novel by Margaret Atwood.

Hulu’s Head of Content Craig Erwich said in a statement:

“The response we’ve seen to The Handmaid’s Tale in just one week since its premiere has been absolutely incredible. It has been an honor to work with this talented team of cast and creators to develop a series that has struck such a chord with audiences across the country. As we continue to expand our strong slate of original programming, The Handmaid’s Tale is exactly the type of gripping and thought-provoking storytelling we want to bring to viewers. We can’t wait to explore the world of Gilead and continue Margaret’s vision with another season on Hulu.”

The fight is long, the burden heavy, but I’m looking forward to more of this stunningly beautiful, heartwrenching drama.