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Thursday 28 February 2019

Emmy-winning international hit The Handmaid’s Tale returns for third season

The third series of multi-Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award-winning US drama The Handmaid’s Tale returns to Channel 4 in 2019.

At the end of last series, we finally saw the strength of Gilead failing as the women started to rise up and collaborate against the dictatorial regime. Aunt Lydia received the comeuppance she deserved. Amidst the chaos, Serena helped June and Nichole escape – only for June to send Nichole away with Emily in the hope she will have a better life, leaving her to return to Gilead to save Hannah. What will the future hold for June, and will the revolution finally take place? Did Aunt Lydia survive? Will June ever see her daughters again?

The Handmaid’s Tale has won nearly 50 awards, including the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Elisabeth Moss), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Ann Dowd) and Writing for a Drama Series; Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama (Elisabeth Moss); and a BAFTA for Best International Programme.

Season three stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, Ann Dowd, O-T Fagbenle, Max Minghella, Samira Wiley and Bradley Whitford. The series was created for television by Bruce Miller (The 100), who serves as the series’ showrunner. The Handmaid’s Tale season three is executive produced by Miller, Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Ilene Chaiken, Eric Tuchman, and Mike Barker. Margaret Atwood is a co-executive producer for the third season of the series. The Handmaid’s Tale is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM.

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