Ever since the season two finale of The Handmaid’s Tale when June (Elisabeth Moss) was so close to escaping the horrors of Gilead but then decided not to, fans of the show have been longing to see season three of the popular Hulu show, or, at least, to finally see a teaser trailer for the upcoming season.
Before Hulu released the trailer, however, the network actually released a teaser which teased the premiere of the trailer. It was very brief, and we only saw June walking the streets of Gilead with other women. Although, she wasn’t wearing the usual red dress and white cap but the grey dress, which the Marthas usually wear.
The teaser told us that we only had to wait until the Super Bowl to see the first glimpses of how season three of The Handmaid’s Tale will look like.
While the rest of the US was watching the game, fans anticipated the release of the trailer. Hulu certainly didn’t disappoint in the delivery.
In the trailer, a narrator explains how great life in America is, while happy pictures of the daily life of the people of Gilead are being shown, as well as farm images. We get to see June, her husband Luke (O-T Fagbenle) and daughter Hannah (Jordana Blake), obviously pictures of their life pre-Gilead, and the Commander (Joseph Fiennes) and his wife Serena Joy Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski).
It looks very peaceful and full of harmony until the scenes are interrupted by scenes of fire and images of a vengeful June, who tells America to “wake up,” because “morning’s over.” During the images of the true nature of Gilead, we are also getting a glimpse of Emily (Alexis Bledel), who actually managed to escape Gilead along with June’s newborn baby,. In the trailer, it looks like as if the escape didn’t happen after all. Although, it is still possible that it isn’t Emily after all (at least I hope it’s not her).
Along with the Super Bowl ad, Hulu released another trailer for the show, which basically recaps the first two seasons of it. It includes a few new glimpses of the new season as well and June narrates this teaser, telling the viewer that she has woken up and how “they (the leaders of the country) never should have given us (the handmaids) a uniform if they didn’t want us to be an army”.
It is quite clear from these two trailers what season three of The Handmaid’s Tale holds in store for the fans and I for one, certainly cannot wait for it!
A premiere date hasn’t been announced yet but I am quite hopeful that we will get it soon.