Fans have been eagerly waiting for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ season 3 to air and it looks like they have to wait for some more time now. The last episode of the previous season was aired in July 2018. The official release date of The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 is 5 June, 2019 at 12 am EDT. The first day will feature three episodes and the rest of them would be available every Wednesday on Hulu.
Pros and cons of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 3 release timing
Pros: Releasing the ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ season 3 in June 2019 would give the show enough time to get the fans’ attention. The hype around the final season of Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame would be trending during April and May 2019.
Cons: On the other hand, it would not be able to get a nomination in the best drama category at the Emmys. Only complete seasons that were aired between 1 June 2018 and 31 May 2019 would be eligible for the nominations. The show would only be eligible for individual categories.
Where did The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 leave us off?
The last episode of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ named ‘The Word’ featured the final act of June staying behind in Gilead to search for her oldest daughter Hannah. She also entrusted her newborn infant with Emily, who escaped. The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 will feature what happened after the near escape. Author Margaret Atwood has also announced a sequel to the book that The Handmaid’s Tale is based on. The release date for ‘The Testaments’ will be in September 2019.