The Inspiration Behind Those Colonies Scenes
"Concentration camps were a huge part" in coming up with the inspiration for the Colonies in The Handmaid's Tale, said LeBlanc. "Looking at photos of anybody that's working outside and being forced to work out in the elements. Concentration camps were a big one. We were looking for different variations of people living there for a few weeks. Some girls are fresh off the bus coming in. Some of them have been there for a few months. Maybe some have no makeup, and then other ones are pretty distressed or broken-down looking." Unfortunately (but also, in a way, fortunately for the series), we have a feeling this is only half of how grim it will get in season three.