The last time we checked in with “The Handmaid’s Tale” was when the company released a first-look teaser for Season 3 during the Super Bowl. While the show has been quiet since then, Hulu dropped an official trailer for the the third season today during the company’s Upfront presentation, teasing more of the new episodes.
Hulu stated that Season 3 “Is driven by June’s resistance to the dystopian regime of Gilead and her struggle to strike back against overwhelming odds.” The company added, “Startling reunions, betrayals, and a journey to the terrifying heart of Gilead force all characters to take a stand, guided by one defiant prayer: “Blessed be the fight.”
The show will return on June 5th; fans can watch the official trailer below.
If you haven’t jumped into the series yet, you have a few weeks to catch up before the third season debuts. The show is an adaptation of the novel by Margaret Atwood, and the story explores life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values’. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
The series stars Elizabeth Moss, Alexis Bledel, Samira Wiley, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, and O-T Fagbenle.
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