'Handmaid's Tale' Enlists Clea DuVall for Key Season 2 Role

The 'Veep' actress will appear as a guest star in Hulu's Emmy-winning drama.
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Season two of The Handmaid's Tale is starting to come into clearer focus.

The Emmy-winning drama series has enlisted Clea DuVall for a key role in its forthcoming second season.

Duvall will guest-star in season two as Sylvia, Emily's (Alexis Bledel) loving wife and co-parent to their young son. As the Gilead regime takes control of America, the family attempts to escape to Canada, only to confront more restrictions and obstacles.

Duvall currently is a series regular on HBO's Veep and recurs on AMC's Better Call Saul. Her credits also include HBO's Carnivale, features Argo and Girl, Interrupted. She's repped by Gersh.

Duvall becomes the first new piece of casting for season two of The Handmaid's Tale. The Hulu drama, produced by MGM Television, recently promoted Emmy-winner Bledel and Amanda Brugel (Rita) to series regulars for its sophomore outing.

Season two, from showrunner Bruce Miller, will return in 2018. A premiere date has not yet been announced.