Blessed be the fruit of Hulu.
"The Handmaid's Tale" will return for a third season, Hulu announced Wednesday, just a week after it launched Season 2.
"The Handmaid's Tale" was an Emmy darling after its first season, and may continue the streak this year. The series is based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, who will be a co-executive producer in Season 3. She was a supervising producer on the first season, and a consultant in Season 2.
We are thrilled to announce today that our Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Original Series The Handmaid's Tale will be returning for a third season! pic.twitter.com/hjFns0bNJp— hulu (@hulu) May 2, 2018
Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale just launched last week and viewing during the first 24 hours was more than double that of Season 1.— hulu (@hulu) May 2, 2018
Hulu held its upfront presentation for advertisers in New York City, which is why a bunch of Hulu content is coming out today -- from the "Castle Rock" trailer and premiere date, to this "Handmaid's Tale" renewal, to new figures on Hulu subscriber growth.
Hulu CEO Randy Freer announced that the streamer has surpassed 20 million subscribers. That's up three million from January of this year. You have to imagine "The Handmaid's Tale" is a huge part of that growth -- especially considering the tweet above about Season 2 premiere viewing.
However, Hulu still ranks well below international services like Netflix and Amazon, which top 100 million subscribers. That said...
"We have more than twice - that's right, twice - the number of episodes available on any streaming service and that includes Netflix and Amazon." Joel Stillerman, Hulu Chief Content Officer #ItsAllOnHulu— hulu (@hulu) May 2, 2018
International fans are still waiting to join the Hulu fun, but they will have to wait.
Thanks for your interest, Eduard! We don't currently have rights to stream content outside the US, but we can definitely share your interest in seeing Hulu internationally!— Hulu Support (@hulu_support) May 2, 2018
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