PASADENA, Calif. — Resistance is the theme when “The Handmaid’s Tale” returns this summer season season with 13 episodes for its third season, nevertheless the Hulu drama is avoiding a collision with the final word season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
The dystopian drama will debut three new episodes on Wednesday, June 5, streaming service Hulu talked about. Other episodes will observe on subsequent Wednesdays.
The return date contrasts with the sooner seasons’ April debuts and locations the drama exterior the eligibility window for this yr’s Emmy Awards. It moreover retains “The Handmaid’s Tale” out of the path of juggernaut “Game of Thrones,” which begins April 14.
The latter wasn’t a consideration, Craig Erwich, Hulu’s vice chairman for genuine sequence, instructed TV critics Monday.
“We simply wanted to give the show as much time as possible to maintain the quality it has,” Erwich talked about. As for the Emmys, he talked about, TV academy voters could have the power to consider the sequence as a whole when it competes.
The Hulu drama collected six Emmys for its first season, along with biggest drama and biggest lead actress for Elisabeth Moss, who stars as June. Although it earned three awards in 2018, along with for Samira Wiley, it misplaced the very best trophy to “Game of Thrones,” whereas Claire Foy of “The Crown” gained the very best drama showing trophy.
The new season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” will take care of June’s battle in opposition to the repressive regime of Gilead, Hulu talked about in a launch.
Other characters will possible be compelled to take a stand as properly, with “blessed be the fight” the guiding prayer for rebels. Hulu moreover promised “startling reunions” and betrayals inside the upcoming season.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” is based totally on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the an identical establish. Its stable accommodates Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd and Samira Wiley.