If you’re tired of watching Elisabeth Moss wear that demonic red Oregon Trail get-up on Hulu, today must be a bad day for you. But it’s a good day for anyone who loves to feel depression sink into their bones while watching the show that could become our future. They’ve renewed The Handmaid’s Tale for a third season.
The Hollywood Reporter said Hulu announced the third turn in Gilead at an upfront presentation to ad buyers. Hulu doesn’t kiss and tell about ratings just like Netflix and Amazon, but they did say the second season premiered to twice the ratings seen on the first season.
The decision to renew Elisabeth Moss-starrer Handmaid’s Tale comes as no surprise. The series, which became the first at a streamer to win best drama at the Emmys, also took home a Golden Globe and prestigious Peabody Award. All told, the series based on Margaret Atwood’s best-selling novel of the same name has won more than 30 awards to date.
I couldn’t be happier if this means we can expect more awkward run-ins between Scientologist Elisabeth and Leah Remini. I hope Leah’s docu-series on Scientology keeps getting renewed like Handmaid’s Tale because watching those two evade each other is the only fun thing about awards shows. If we keep this up, instead of, “Who are ya wearing?”, Ryan Seacrest can ask the cast of Will & Grace and Roseanne at the Emmys “Who’s your money on for who can run to the bathroom the quickest when the other wins?!”