The Handmaids are back on Hulu for a third series, and they’re ready to take down the dystopian patriarchy that binds them for good. The award-winning series, adapted from Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name, follows the struggle of handmaids in near-future New England who are owned by the elite for the purpose of childbearing. But now their resistance is finally coming to a head: “witness the birth of a revolution” runs the tagline for the new trailer.
Elisabeth Moss return to her iconic role as Offred, who leads the class of handmaids in rebellion against their “commanders” – the houseowners they’re forced to serve under the nightmarish and oppressive Gilead regime. “Heresy, that’s what you get punished for, not for being part of the resistance because officially, there is no resistance,” Offred says in the new trailer.
The protagonist knows she can’t topple the establishment on her own: she recruits allies and calls on support from unlikely sources including Serena Joy, her commander’s wife, and Nick, a low-level officer of Gilead assigned to the commander’s home. “If I’m going to change things, I need allies, allies with power” she adds.
Read our story here about how the series inspired real life protests in Alabama against American politician and alleged sexual predator Roy Moore. Watch the trailer for the new series below.