Prepare yourselves for the weirdest casting rumor you've ever heard. Apparently, the creator of The Handmaid's Tale is eyeing rap superstar Drake for Season 2 of her dystopian drama.
Margaret Atwood, who authored the book that the new Hulu series is based on, revealed in a recent interview with The Boston Review that she likes the idea of bringing Drake into the show next season.
When fellow author Junot Díaz brought up the idea to feature one of the most recognizable celebrities from Canada in the series, Canadian Margaret Atwood jumped at the idea. Atwood even said she plans on bringing up the Drake casting to showrunner Bruce Miller.
Wouldn't it be fun for [Drake] to have a cameo in season two 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?
Canada has become a major setting at the end of the recently concluded first season of The Handmaid's Tale, and it sounds like the country will continue to be a big part of the upcoming second season.
At the end of Season 1, Moira (Samira Wiley) has managed to escape the sexual slavery of Gilead by entering Canada and meeting up with June's husband, Luke. Atwood's initial idea for Drake's role is a helpful Canadian who smuggles handmaids across the border — so prepare to love Drake even more if this happens.
Bringing Drake onto the show would be a huge shock since he's most known for his music career nowadays, but let's not forget that he got his start as an actor. The artist formerly known as Aubrey Graham first made a name for himself as paraplegic high school student Jimmy Brooks on the long-running Canadian teen soap Degrassi.
Drake has also shown off his acting chops in recent comedies like Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and Ice Age: Continental Drift. He also almost appeared in the last season of Broad City, but co-creator and star Ilana Glazer revealed that cameo fell through.
Obviously, this is just a bit of dream casting from Margaret Atwood right now, but you never know — we might just be seeing Drake around Gilead when The Handmaid's Tale comes back for Season 2.