The Handmaid's Tale

Hulu unleashed an in-your-face trailer for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 3 during the Super Bowl last week, but at that time, the actual release date was not yet known.  But now we know when we can book our next visit to Gilead– Wednesday, June 5.

The third season premiere will pick up after the season two finale, with June (Elisabeth Moss) having remained behind, while Emily (Alexis Bledel) escaped with June’s newborn baby.  June will be seeking her other daughter, Hannah, while also sowing the seeds of rebellion.  According to Hulu, fans can look forward to “startling reunions, betrayals and a journey to the terrifying heart of Gilead.”

The Super Bowl ad featured Moss’ June flatly announcing, “Wake up America.  Morning’s over.”  This seems to indicate that Gilead’s days may be numbered.

Bradley Whitford has been bumped up to series regular, meaning that his character, Commander Joseph Lawrence will have a larger role in upcoming episodes.  Christopher Meloni joins the cast in a guest capacity for Season 3, as the new and influential Commander Winslow, with Elizabeth Reaser playing his wife.

The first season of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ won eight Emmy Awards, while the second season won three.  Unfortunately, the third season will not be eligible for the 2019 Emmys because it is debuting too late in the year.  But quality is a greater concern than accolades.

Hulu’s senior vice president of original content, Craig Erwich said:

“Maintaining the quality of The Handmaids’ Tale, which is impeccable, takes time, and we wanted to give the show enough time in Season 3 to maintain the incredibly high standards that were set in Seasons 1 and 2.”

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ was the first Hulu original series to be recognized by the large awards bodies.  In addition to Emmys, the show has won Golden Globes for Best Drama Series and for Moss for Best Actress in a Drama, plus other prizes.

Are you excited to travel back to Gilead for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 3?

Source: TV Line