Handmaid's Tale star teases that fans can expect a 'fiery' third season

goss 27/05/2019

This article contains spoilers for season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale.

Fans of The Handmaid's Tale were jaw-dropped at the end of season 2 of the popular show, when the main character June (played by Elizabeth Moss), made the shock decision to stay in the fictional Gilead when she had the choice to flea for safety.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, show runner Bruce Miller and actress Elizabeth Moss, spoke about the character's shock decision and teased what fans can expect from the upcoming season.

"Even for myself, it was very hard. In your heart you’re like, ‘How the hell could she go?’ but then, if she stays, you’re like, ‘How the hell could she stay?'" he admitted.

He went on to say that June is back with a vengeance for season 3.

"You have to fight fire with fire," Moss teased. "That’s become [June’s] journey in season 3. To fight against the people she has to fight, she has to become more like them."

Miller adds "We’re not doing a montage of June being radicalized — it’s 13 episodes. To see someone go through this process of becoming ruthless was a real challenge. We didn’t want to sensationalize it, or make it too morally easy, either."

You can catch-up on The Handmaid's Tale seasons 1-2 on Lightbox now, season 3 premieres on June 6th.