‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ author thinks season 2 should feature a Drake cameo

Could Drake make an appearance in season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale?
Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale once made serious waves in the world of literature, and Hulu’s adaptation of the novel is now causing similar swells in the world of television. As is the case with the sea, however, volatile surf can bring unexpected consequences.

Extended oceanic metaphors aside, Atwood was recently interviewed by the Boston Review, and had a surprising casting suggestion for season 2 of everyone’s favorite new dystopian drama. As reported by ScreenCrush, Atwood would love to see hip-hop superstar Drake make a cameo in the show, and she even has a role in mind.

Before you start scratching your head, let us provide a bit of context:

  • Atwood is Canadian and — just like Drake — spent much of her adolescence in Toronto.
  • (Mild spoilers ahead) In The Handmaid’s Tale, Canada is a sort of safe haven for refugees fleeing the oppressive Gilead, formerly the United States of America.
  • Drake starred as Jimmy Brooks in the wildly popular Canadian Teen Drama Degrassi: The Next Generation before making it big as a rapper.

Getting back to the interview, while you may have assumed that Atwood was asked about the possibility of Drake appearing in the show, she actually suggested it during a conversation about her and Drake being two of the country’s global celebrities. Without further ado, here’s what she had to say:

“Wouldn’t it be fun for him to have a cameo in season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale? … I’ll drop that notion into the ear of Bruce Miller, the showrunner, and see what he can do with that, because of course the show is filmed in Toronto. Maybe Drake could help smuggle someone?”

This now has to happen. If only so we can watch the internet explode.

In all seriousness, though, this makes more sense than it would seem on the surface. Drake certainly has the chops for it. In addition to logging 145 episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation, he voiced Ethan in Ice Age: Continental Drift and appeared in shows like Soul Food and The Border. Then, of course, there’s the Toronto connection and the buzz that such a cameo would undoubtedly create.

Was Atwood most likely just having a bit of fun? Sure. But keep an eye on this going forward, as it may just be crazy enough to work.

The Handmaid’s Tale stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, and Yvonne Strahovski. Season 2 is currently slated for 2018, but Hulu has yet to set a premiere date. We’ll keep you updated as news breaks and we’ll be sure to let you know if/when this proposed cameo comes to fruition.

Mobile

The world’s first smartglasses showrooms open in Brooklyn and Toronto

Canadian startup North is hoping smartglasses will be the next big wearable. After announcing its new Focals smartglasses in October, the company opened product showrooms in Brooklyn and Toronto.
Movies & TV

Winter coming in spring? HBO reveals 'Game of Thrones' season 8 premiere date

With the eighth and final season looming, Game of Thrones fever has officially become a pandemic. Our list of all the relevant news and rumors will help make the wait more bearable, if you don't mind spoilers.
Movies & TV

Best new shows and movies to stream: ‘Room 104,’ German thriller ‘Beat,’ and more

Need something to watch this weekend? Check out our list of the best new shows and movies to stream right now. On the list this week: Room 104 returns for a second season, Robert the Bruce fights for Scotland's throne, and more.
Movies & TV

Michelle Yeoh reportedly in talks for stand-alone ‘Star Trek’ show

Reports claims that actress Michelle Yeoh is in talks to reprise her Star Trek: Discovery role in a spin-off series. The series will focus on Georgiou being recruited into Section 31, a secretive organization within Starfleet.
Home Theater

PlayStation Vue adds more local channels, bringing the total to over 600

PlayStation Vue is Sony's answer to live TV without the need for a cable or satellite TV subscription. To help you understand the service, its plans, and numerous features, we've created this handy guide.
Home Theater

The best movies on Netflix in November, from 'The Witch’ to ‘Dracula’

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, witty humor, or anything else.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix, from 'The Haunting of Hill House’ to ‘The Good Place’

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Deals

Cyber Monday 2018: When it takes place and where to find the best deals

Cyber Monday is still a ways off, but it's never too early to start planning ahead. With so many different deals to choose from during one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, going in with a little know-how makes all the…
Movies & TV

Out of movies to binge? Our staff picks the best flicks on Hulu right now

From classics to blockbusters, Hulu offers some great films to its subscribers. Check out the best movies on Hulu, whether you're into charming adventure tales or gruesome horror stories.
Movies & TV

The best new movie trailers: ‘Buster Scruggs,’ ‘Missing Link,’ ‘Mowgli’ and more

Everyone loves a good trailer, but keeping up with what's new isn't easy. That's why we round up the best ones for you. This week, it's new trailers for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Mortal Engines, and the first trailer for Missing…
Movies & TV

The best movies on Amazon Prime right now (November 2018)

Prime Video provides subscribers with access to a host of fantastic films, but sorting through the catalog can be an undertaking. Luckily, we've done the work for you. Here are the best movies on Amazon Prime Video right now.
Movies & TV

'Prime'-time TV: Here are the best shows on Amazon Prime right now

There's more to Amazon Prime than free two-day shipping, including access to a number of phenomenal shows at no extra cost. To make the sifting easier, here are our favorite shows currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Business

‘The Grinch’ steals the box-office crown from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch is the new box-office champion, knocking off Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and posting a better opening weekend than Jim Carrey's 2000 live-action film based on the character.
Movies & TV

The ‘Toy Story 4’ teaser trailer is here to fork with your emotions

Disney released the first teaser trailer for its latest addition to the Toy Story franchise. The quick glimpse of what's to come shows all our favorite toys back in action, as well as a strange -- and seemingly unhinged -- new character.