Margaret Atwood’s bleak 1985 novel was always an influential force in dystopian literature (a new sequel is coming in September), but never has its narrative been so relevant.
Now, a new trailer for season 3 has been released, and it looks to be a revolutionary step in Gilead’s short and horrible history. Here’s everything we know so far.
What's the story of The Handmaid's Tale season 3?
There were plenty of criticisms for season 2, mainly because of the unsatisfying cliffhanger and gratuitous display of violence. From the trailer, the violence looks muted and the story looks juicier.
The end of season 2 saw June finding an escape across the border, but she decides to turn back to Gilead. She can't leave her daughter Hannah behind.
In season 3, June is back in her Handmaid cloak, back to serving her dominant men. But this time, she’s seeking to lead a wide revolution. She's not running anymore, and wants to change Gilead forever. But will she succeed?
The new trailer ends with an army of Handmaids lining up in Washington DC. The rebellion is coming.
The rebellion is coming
Who's in the Handmaid's Tale cast?
Elisabeth Moss is, of course, reprising her role as June. Alexis Bledel looks to be in another perilous position as Emily, carrying June’s baby across the border. It's been revealed that the dreaded Aunt Lydia, sadistically portrayed by Ann Dowd, is sadly not dead. And Yvonne Strahovski, playing the Martha Serena Joy, seems to empathise with June’s new plight.
And the boys are back, good and bad. Max Minghella returns as the dashing Nick, Joseph Fiennes as the creepy Commander Fred, and Bradley Whitford as the mysterious Commander Lawrence.
Yvonne Strahovski and Joseph Fiennes return as Serena Joy and Commander Fred
What's the Handmaid's Tale release date?
Appropriately, the series arrives on 5th June in the US, on the streaming platform Hulu. A UK release date hasn’t been announced. But, considering the gap between release dates in the past, we won’t have to wait too long.
Let’s hope we’re blessed and The Handmaid's Tale comes sooner rather than later. Watch the new trailer below.
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On 05 Jun 19, ON HULU