Hulu has debuted its first trailer for the upcoming third season of its dystopian drama series The Handmaid’s Tale, with protagonist Offred telling America to “wake up” from what is totally a made-up totalitarian theocracy and totally not the fake news prospects of Donald Trump’s dictatorship government. The ad parallels former US president Ronald Reagan’s “Morning in America” campaign promo, but with a much less optimistic vision of the future – depending on which side of the Republic of Gilead you’re on. Or which side of the gender spectrum, I guess.
Originally based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name, the second season of the show introduced an entirely new narrative, with things somehow going from bad to even worse. Aunt Lydia getting stabbed in the back was fun, though.