With the last season of The Handmaid’s Tale ending with June (Elisabeth Moss) deciding to stay in Gilead on the verge of escaping, the cast of Hulu’s acclaimed drama speaks of what’s to come in the series biggest season yet.
June’s heartbreaking decision was exactly that for the show’s creative team. Showrunner Bruce Miller admitted: “Even for myself, it was very hard. In your heart you’re like, ‘How the hell could she go?’ but then, if she stays, you’re like, ‘How the hell could she stay?’”
“You have to fight fire with fire,” Moss teases. “That’s become [June’s] journey in season 3. To fight against the people she has to fight, she has to become more like them.” Adds Miller: “We’re not doing a montage of June being radicalized — it’s 13 episodes. To see someone go through this process of becoming ruthless was a real challenge. We didn’t want to sensationalize it, or make it too morally easy, either.”
The dystopian drama’s most recent trailer was unveiled at the begging of March. It featured some of the changes that have come to the world after June opted not to leave Gilead.
Season 3 will premiere on Hulu on June 5.