If, like me, you have a weird love-hate relationship with Hulu‘s dystopian drama series, The Handmaid’s Tale, its third series has finally copped a release date. The streaming service has confirmed it will return on June 5.
We got our first taste of its upcoming horrors via a short teaser dropped during the Super Bowl last week. It’s, uh, pretty grim, folks, but I’ll let you see it for yourself below.
If you’re not familiar with the series, it’s based on Margaret Atwood‘s 1985 novel of the same name. It revolves around Gilead, a totalitarian regime based in the United States where women are forced into sex slavery to reproduce in a world where fertility rates are plummeting. The scariest part about it is how real it feels. It’s an incredibly well-done series, with actor, Elisabeth Moss, winning an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her role as Offred.
In Australia, The Handmaid’s Tale is aired on SBS and can be streamed on SBS on Demand. The network has yet to confirm a date for when the third series will premier here, but given the last two were in time with the US, I’d say you can expect it on or close to 5th of June as well. In fact, you’ll get the first three episodes all at once, with the remaining ten to air each week following.
You can stream the first two seasons on SBS on Demand now if you need to catch up.
Buckle up folks, it’s not gonna be an easy ride.