It’s morning again in America”. A strangely calm voice accompanies Luke and Hannah, June Osborne’s husband and daughter. They’re swimming in the sea… “Today, more women will go to work than ever before in our country’s history. This year, dozens of children will be born to happy and healthy families,” continues the narrator in his monotone. Then the voice slows down, stammers and bugs…

 

A burning door opens and June Osborne appears, casting a defiant stare at the spectator, hundreds of handmaids regroup on an esplanade that resembles the Washington Monument (except that a cross has replaced the obelisk).  “Wake up America, morning is over,” says actress Elisabeth Moss. There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind, this third season of the series adapted from Margaret Atwood’s novel will be marked by some serious resistance to Gilead’s regime.

 

Made like a propaganda film, this short trailer is in fact a play on Ronald Reagan’s 1984 re-election campaign entitled Morning in AmericaIndeed, the voice-over and the music are almost identical to the original electoral advert of the former president as he espouses on a Utopian, happy and prosperous America. While the release date of the new episodes has yet to be announced, Margaret Atwood is currently writing a sequel to her best-selling novel.