• Elisabeth Moss, fierce as Offred in 'The Handmaid's Tale'. (SBS)Source: SBS
We don't have long to wait until the new season arrives. Let's take a look at what we can look forward to.
Fiona Williams

22 May 2019 - 4:41 PM  UPDATED 22 May 2019 - 4:52 PM

The resistance is rising in the new season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Here’s everything you need to know about the return of everyone’s favourite dystopian drama.


When is The Handmaid’s Tale coming back?

The Handmaid’s Tale premieres in Australia on Thursday 6 June 2019, exclusively on SBS.

SBS will air the double-episode season premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale at 8.30pm Thursday 6 June, with episodes 1-3 available at  SBS On Demand. A second double episode will air on Thursday 13 June, with weekly episodes to follow.

All episodes will be available to stream weekly at SBS On Demand.


Watch the trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale season three


“Heresy, that’s what you get punished for,” June says in the trailer above. “Not for being part of the resistance, because officially, there is no resistance. Not for helping people escape, because officially, there’s no such thing as escape.”

“If I’m going to change things, I’m going to need allies,” she adds. “Allies with power.”


What’s going to happen in The Handmaid’s Tale season three?

Nice try. You’ll have to watch to find out. But we do know:

Offred/June, having declined the offer to flee Gilead in that cliffhanger finale of season two, will stay to rescue her daughter Hannah. 

Ofglen/Ofjoseph/Emily will endeavour to make it to safety in Canada with June and Nick’s baby, Nichole. Will she make it over the border with a Gilead baby? If so, what will that mean to the escapees of Little America, Luke and Moira?

The house of Waterford will deal with the fallout of Serena’s decision to hand the baby over to June, in the epic escape plan executed by the stealthy Marthas. We saw how Fred reacted to Serena’s request for girls to learn to read in order to study the bible.  How will he respond to her giving away ‘their’ child?


Where can I (re)watch season two?

The box set of season 2 is available to stream at SBS On Demand now.  


Will the SBS Handmaid’s Tale podcast be returning?

Yes, the award-winning Eyes On Gilead will return with new episodes recapping each episode of season 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale, and with in-depth interviews with stars and creators of the show.  Be sure to subscribe now. 


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