“She is out there planning who knows what kind of atrocities to visit upon our righteous nation,” – the teaser for the upcoming season of Hulu’s hit series The Handmaid’s Tale gives viewers a glimpse into June’s future plans.
Adapted from Margaret Atwood’s classic novel, The Handmaid’s Tale is set in Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. “Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized “return to traditional values”. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her”.
“I can’t rest. My daughter deserves better. We all deserve better. Change never comes easy. This war isn’t going to win itself,” Moss’ character says in voiceover in the opening of the 90-second trailer, which also shows Alma saying “we should all just leave” when they were in the Unwomen uniforms and Aunt Lydia saying June is “beyond redemption”.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 is coming 2021.