Hulu kicked off the Super Bowl with a trailer for the upcoming third season of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, which starts off on an uncharacteristically chipper tone, touting that “It’s morning again in America… Today, more women are going to work than ever before in our country’s history.” Of course, in the dystopian world of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, women go to work giving birth to children for wealthy families that are unable to conceive their own.
Cut to star Elisabeth Moss as Offred/June Osborne who states “Wake up America. Morning’s over.”
The new trailer is a parody of a Ronald Reagan ad from the 1980s, “Morning Again in America,” which is fitting as Margaret Atwood wrote ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ as a reaction against the chest-thumping Reagan-era America.
Check out the new clip below:
Bradley Whitford has been bumped up to series regular, so expect his character, Commander Joseph Lawrence, to play a larger role as the story progresses. As executive producer Bruce Miller said back in October:
“I think we’re going to learn a ton about him. He’s our Oppenheimer character — the man who designed an atomic bomb and then saw what it could do. He’s the designer of Gilead, and now he’s seen what it can do. So he is a mass of contradiction and dangers… now that June has crossed paths with him, she’s going to cross paths with him a lot more in Season 3.”
Despite unveiling the new trailer, Hulu has not yet announced when Season Three of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ will be available to stream yet, but expect it sometime soon this year.