Channel 4 Sets June UK Premiere Date For ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 3

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29 May 19

The Handmaid’s Tale returns to Channel 4 for the UK premiere of Season 3 this June it has been announced.

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.

If you remember the end to Season 2, Offred/June had the chance to escape but chose to stay behind and fight back. The 13-episode 3rd season follows June’s resistance to the dystopian regime of Gilead and her struggle to strike back against overwhelming odds. Season 3 promises startling reunions, betrayals, and a journey to the terrifying heart of Gilead that will force all characters to take a stand, guided by one defiant prayer: “Blessed be the fight.”

Joining Moss in the series are Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, Ann Dowd, O-T Fagbenle, Max Minghella, Samira Wiley and Bradley Whitford.

The Handmaid’s Tale‘ Season 3 premieres Sunday, 9th June 2019 at 9pm on Channel 4 in the UK.