With the third season of 'The Handmaid's Tale' all set to release on June 5 on Hulu, the streaming service has dropped a new teaser for the upcoming season. The teaser was dropped on 'The Handmaid's Tale's official Twitter handle, with the caption: "Fight for the future". The 30-second clip teases the impending revolution in Gilead — Offred's elaborate plan of a rebellion — which is expected to be the major plot development in season three of the Emmy-winning show. "Do you think you could be open to change?", Offred (Elisabeth Moss) asks a shocked Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes), in the clip.
The video also shows Offred suggesting to Fred Waterford's wife Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) that she could use her "influence" as Mrs. Waterford to their advantage in their rebellion. "To a point," says Serena, to which Offred responds with a straight face: "So move the point." Serena has recently come to terms with the fact that her husband will never treat her like he did in the free world and neither will Gilead be a safe space for her newborn daughter Nichole. So the part that she may play in the planned revolution can considerably impact its outcome.
Based on Margaret Atwood's novel of the same name, 'The Handmaid's Tale' is set in a fantastical dystopian country Gilead, and follows June (renamed as Offred), a fertile woman who lives as a concubine to Gileadan officer Fred Waterford and his wife. Commanders in Gilead use the bodies of young, child-bearing women called handmaids to repopulate the society they helped destroy.
Fight for the future.— The Handmaid's Tale (@HandmaidsOnHulu) May 28, 2019
June 5, only on @hulu. pic.twitter.com/yJF33MWyui
At the end of season two, Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) was brutally stabbed by Emily (Alexis Bledel). The trailer of the show, however, featured Aunt Lydia with bruises, but alive. Aunt Lydia may prove to be a major hurdle in the way of Offred's revolution. Fred Waterford, Serena Joy, and Aunt Lydia are expected to be power players in the upcoming season, with smaller villains like Commander Pryce also in the scene. Offred's revolution looks massive, but we will have to wait till June 5 to find out how it unfurls!