The trailer for The Handmaid's Tale season three is here, and it's pretty intense
If you love soul-crushing despair, grotesque mutilation and the heartbreaking separation of families, good news! The trailer for The Handmaid's Tale season three is here! Wooooo! We're going, going, back, back, to Gilead, Gilead. Put your hands up, Marthas! Ain't no party like a Gilead party because there aren't any parties in this brutal totalitarian society! What, what!
In case you don't remember what happened last season, or blocked it from your memory so you can resume daily life without crying all the time: Offred/June (Elisabeth Moss) dropped her baby, Nichole, off with Offglen/Emily (Alexis Bleidel) in an escape van. The pair is headed to Canada, where American refugees talk aboot revolution and women aren't treated like slaves, eh? However, Offred chose to stay behind, presumably to free her daughter Hannah from a life of misery and very tacky outfits.
Watch the trailer for The Handmaid's Tale season 3
The trailer for season three strikes an upbeat tone, promising the "birth of a revolution." We see Offred striking alliances, and connecting with her boss/work friend, Serena Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski). In one scene, Offred's wearing green like a Martha, meaning she's either gone undercover or got a sweet promotion. (Congrats, girl!) Also, something's on fire. Way to keep buildings up to code, patriarchy!
During the Super Bowl, a season three teaser aired, which took the form of a political ad. We must make Gilead great again!
The series is based on Maragaret Atwood's 1985 novel, and the author will continue to be involved with the production. "She watches every cut and gives us notes when she has time," showrunner Bruce Miller said at the PGA’s Produced By Conference last year. "We’re more reluctant to make changes in the world than she is, because she likes exploring different versions of it."
Believe it or not, Miller said he can imagine the series lasting ten seasons. "People talk about how we’re beyond the book, but we’re not really," Miller told The Hollywood Reporter. "The book starts, then jumps 200 years with an academic discussion at the end of it, about what’s happened in those intervening 200 years. It’s maybe handled in an outline, but it’s still there in Margaret’s novel. We’re not going beyond the novel; we’re just covering territory she covered quickly, a bit more slowly."
"I roughed it out to about 10 seasons when I was first working on it," he added. "I see a world beyond [the current one]. I would watch an episode about the Nuremberg trials after Gilead falls."
Sounds like a blast!
The 13-episode third season premieres on Wednesday, June 5.