SBS confirms delayed airdate for Season 3 of THE HANDMAID'S TALE

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SBS has confirmed ward-winning, hit drama series, The Handmaid’s Tale, will return for season three this June.

The new season had previously been expected in April, but a delay by US rights-holder HULU has forced SBS to follow suit.

The delay to the premiere will mean the series will no longer compete for attention directly against the final season of Game Of Thrones. However it will also nolonger qualify for voting in the upcoming Emmy awards.

The 13-episode third season of The Handmaid’s Tale is driven by June’s resistance to the dystopian regime of Gilead and her struggle to strike back against overwhelming odds. Startling reunions, betrayals, and a journey to the terrifying heart of Gilead force all characters to take a stand, guided by one defiant prayer: “Blessed be the fight.”

The Handmaid's Tale stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O-T Fagbenle, Max Minghella, Samira Wiley and Bradley Whitford.

Viewers can catch up on Season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale at

The Handmaid’s Tale, will return for season three on Thursday June 6 with new episodes on SBS and SBS On Demand.