The Handmaid’s Tale season three premieres today (Friday, June 9) on Channel 4 in the UK after debuting on Hulu in the US earlier this month. The dystopian series based on the novel of the name by Margaret Atwood imagines a world reeling in the aftermath of a second American Civil War. The new season sees June (played by Elizabeth Moss) return to Gilead. here’s how fans can watch The Handmaid’s Tale online.
How to watch The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 online
The Handmaid’s Tale premiered on Wednesday, June 5 on US streaming service Hulu.
The first three episodes were released for fans to binge-watch in America.
The remaining 10 episodes will air weekly thereafter and promise to be as compelling if bleak as ever.
To watch The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, you can sign up to a 30-day free trial of the streaming service.
After the trial is complete, you can subscribe to Hulu on a plan that suits you.
You can sign up to an advert-free plan from $11.99 per month.
On the other hand, you can sign up to the standard plan at $5.99 per month.
WHO IS IN THE CAST OF THE HANDMAID’S TALE SEASON 3?
Thankfully, UK viewers will not have to wait long to catch the new series.
Channel 4 announced the first episode of The Handmaid’s Tale season three will air this Sunday (June, 9) at 9pm.
There are 13 episodes overall in The Handmaid’s Tale season three, which will air every Sunday on the channel.
You can watch The Handmaid’s Tale as it airs on TV or you can stream it live on Channel 4’s All 4.
Episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale will also be available to stream via All 4 after they have finished airing on TV in case you need to catch up.
THE HANDMAID’S TALE SEASON 3 RELEASE DATE, CAST, TRAILER, PLOT
What will happen in The Handmaid’s Tale season 3?
The Handmaid’s Tale season three picks up from the shocking season two finale.
In season two, June returned to Gilead to rescue her firstborn Hannah, instead of moving to Canada with Emily (Alexis Blede) and her newborn baby.
Judging by the trailer for the new series, which you can watch above, the women of Gilead may be trying to start a revolution.
In the trailer, June can be heard saying: “If I’m going to change things, I’m going to need allies, allies with power.”
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Moss said: “You have to fight fire with fire. That’s become [June’s] journey in season three. To fight against the people she has to fight, she has to become more like them.”
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO OFFRED?
Who stars in The Handmaid’s Tale season 3?
Golden Globe-winner Elizabeth Moss returns to play the show’s the main character, June Osbourne/Offred.
American Horror Story star Joseph Fiennes will reprise his role as the Commander and Yvonne Strahovski is back as Serena Joy.
Bradley Whitford is back as Commander Lawrence, who was introduced in season two.
Samira Wiley will star as Moira/Ruby alongside Anna Dowd as Aunt Lydia and Madeline Brewer as Janine/Ofwarren/Ofdaniel.
Other returning cast members include O. T. Fagbenle as Lucas “Luke” Bankole, Max Minghella as Nick Blaine and Amanda Brugel as Rita.
The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 premieres on Hulu on June 5 and Channel 4 on June 9
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