Hulu announced this morning that it is renewing its dystopian television show The Handmaid’s Tale for a third season.
The show is based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel by the same name, which depicts a totalitarian theocracy called the Republic of Gilead, in which women are stripped of their rights and turned into sexual slaves called Handmaids. The show’s first season largely followed the events of the novel, but the second season has started introducing new storylines and locations not seen in the original text.
The show just kicked off its second season last week, and season 3 will likely air sometime in 2019. Its first season was particularly critically acclaimed: it earned a series of Emmy awards, including Outstanding Drama, and took home Golden Globe awards for Best Drama TV Series and Best Actress in a TV Drama in January.