Hulu seems happy with the performance of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, judging by the fact that it’s just given the show the green light for Season 3. The streaming service hasn’t released its viewership for the show, but it has said that the Season 2 premiere saw its audience double.
The Handmaid’s Tale stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel. It is executive produced and written by creator Bruce Miller.
You can read the synopsis here:
Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of 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 Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 is currently airing on Hulu in the US. It will air on Channel 4 in the UK, but an airdate is yet to be announced. Get all the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.