Blessed be the news for renewal
Today it was announced by Hulu that the streaming service will be renewing the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale for a third season. This news comes right after an announcement made that they had hit 20 million subscribers.
Last week’s The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 premiere raked in record-breaking numbers for the streaming site. This furthers the continuing upward momentum for the series since its debut in April 2017. The Handmaid’s Tale became the first series ever on a streaming video on-demand service to take both the Golden Globe and Emmy Award for Best Drama Series. Seriously, we flipped out when we watched those awards shows for that reason.
The series has gone on to become the streaming service’s most-viewed series debut and it’s most critically successful to date. The renewal comes as no surprise for any of us who have been following the numbers. However, it does let viewers of the series know that there is a future to expand upon after Season 2 concludes later this summer. How they will expand on the series is left up in the air.
The series stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel. It is adapted from the award-winning, best-selling novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood.
The first two episodes of the second season were released last week on April 25th. Episodes will be released every Wednesday only on Hulu. This differs from Netflix’s all or nothing release approach.
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