The Handmaid’s Tale Season 3 To Air Live in July in the UK

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In a dystopian society where women are constrained by rigid gender roles, their rights non-existent, Elisabeth Moss’ Offred/June plays a handmaid forced into sexual servitude. Separated from her family, she uses her grief, indignation, fear, and strength to survive — and fight — against the cruel world she’s forced to live in. With the Season 2 finale ending in such a way that left viewers shocked and confused, it’s great that Season 3 is finally here. 

June had an eventful, traumatic season 2 run. From her unsuccessful escape attempt to the deaths of her friends and allies and to the birth of her second daughter, which nearly cost her her life, it will be interesting to see how all this will impact her character in the new third season. She may have been given a new identity, a new role in the oppressive regime so horrible to imagine, but she’s bound to be something else, something more, again. Why else would she pass up the rarest chance to escape Gilead in the finale if not for a bigger purpose? Can’t wait to see the new season? Tune in to Channel 4 to catch the latest episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale. Plus, new episodes also streaming on Channel 4’s streaming service All 4. 

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 3 TV Preview

We already know that June decided at the last minute to return to Gilead, leaving her daughter Holly/Nichole to Emily (Alexis Bledel) to seek asylum in Canada. Season 3 picks up where the previous season left off with June seemingly prepared for whatever consequences of the recent events. When she abandoned the opportunity to escape once and for all, her face conveyed a new expression. Determination? New-found courage? You’ll find out very soon. 

Earlier in the first season, June notably delivered one of the best lines on the show: “They should never have given us uniforms if they didn’t want us to be in an army.” We know there’s going to be a revolution — and it feels like it’s going to happen this season. The oppressed, even as abused and traumatised as they are, still outnumber those who call themselves rulers. They may have the supreme power, but they don’t have the number. And when a large group of people unite with one goal in mind– defeat their oppressors — we know it’s revolution. 

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How to watch the first 2 seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale

How to watch the first 2 seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale

Even with just two seasons in, The Handmaid’s Tale is already a lot to take in. It’s not easy to watch but it’s brilliant and empowering. To prepare for the third season, it’s best to get reacquainted with former storylines and characters from Seasons 1-2 in order to completely understand Season 3. 

The good news is that you can easily stream past episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale on free to air Channel 4’s streaming service All 4. Using this platform, you can watch your favourite Channel 4 content on your device wherever you are, even when you’re outside the UK. 

Alternatively, you can also stream it with Now TV. Simply subscribe to the Entertainment TV Pass which has no lock-in contract, and you can cancel anytime. Best part is you can kick it all off with a 7 day free trial, giving you complete access to full box sets including that of The Handmaid’s Tale, plus other hit shows like Chernobyl, Big Little Lies, The Blacklist, Game of Thrones, and many more. You can also access your favourite shows on Now TV across a range of devices, allowing you to stream wherever and whenever.

What to Watch After The Handmaid’s Tale

Once the third season finishes, you know you’ll want to watch another show as engaging as The Handmaid’s Tale. If you’re looking for other choices of excellent entertainment, you’ll find that there are plenty. Here are a few excellent alternatives. 

Chernobyl (Now TV, Sky Atlantic)

HBO’s Chernobyl dramatises the horrors and pandemonium following the nuclear power plant disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The atmosphere may be grim and some scenes tough to watch, but this limited series is now HBO’s highest-rated show ever. After the conflicting finale of Game of Thrones, HBO makes it up with Chernobyl and the reviews are beyond positive. Watch it on Sky Atlantic by getting a Sky TV package. Alternatively, you can watch Chernobyl as it streams on Now TV as part of the Entertainment Pass, which has no lock-in contracts. 

Warrior (Sky One, Now TV)

Based on Bruce Lee’s writings, Warrior follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who moves to San Francisco, only to be caught up with Chinatown’s most powerful crime family. Originally in search for his sister, he ends up being involved in the city’s gang wars instead. Set during the Tong Wars in the late 1800s, Warrior Season 1 now streams on Now TV available until 28 August 2019. You can also catch the first season on Sky One when you subscribe for a Sky TV package. 

Poldark (BBC One)

Captain Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) returns home to Cornwall after the American Revolutionary War, only to find his father dead and his true love betrothed to someone else. A remake of the vintage Masterpiece series that aired 40 years ago, Poldark combines nonstop action, daring adventure, and the good old romance into one engaging, must-watch TV. Catch episodes you might have missed to prepare for the upcoming fifth season with series 1-4 now available for streaming on BBC One.

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