[The following contains spoilers for season two of The Handmaid’s Tale, naturally.]
The recent season finale of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale ended on a twist, but it unfortunately was one of those bad twists that makes you question the entirety of everything you just spent a whole TV season watching. When finally within reach of an opportunity to escape from the oppressive nightmare of Gilead, Elisabeth Moss’ June decided to simply go back to Gilead in hopes of tearing its awful systems down from within. It was an unsatisfying move that didn’t make a lot of sense, but for everyone who is eager to hear how The Handmaid’s Tale is going to handle this abrupt turn, executive producer Warren Littlefield has shared some details about the show’s future with The Hollywood Reporter.
For starters, Littlefield does tease that the show will go to “another place” in season three, noting this is other place is “the resistance” against the ruling class of Gilead. That makes it sound like more of a mental place than an actual physical place, but there’s only so much the show can do now that it’s committed to staying in the tattered remnants of the United States. Speaking of, Littlefield also ties the future of the show directly to what’s going on in the real U.S., saying that season three will be about fighting for what’s right much like the way people are already preparing to push back against Trump’s new Supreme Court nomination. He also notes that while this surprise ending makes The Handmaid’s Tale’s second season seem fairly dark, he adds that “year two of Trump was pretty dark as well.”