Hulu renews The Handmaid’s Tale for round three

Handmaid's Tale
The Toronto-shot series' third season is set to return to Cinespace's Kipling Studio.

A couple of episodes into The Handmaid’s Tale‘s second season, U.S. SVOD Hulu confirmed it has renewed the Toronto-shot dystopian drama for a third season.

Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name, the series is produced by MGM Television for Hulu, with Toronto prodcos Take 5 Productions and Whizbang Films service producing.

Cinespace VP Jim Mirkopoulos confirmed to Playback Daily that the production will be returning to Cinespace’s Kipling Studio, where the first two seasons were filmed.

Created, written and exec produced by Bruce Miller (The 100) other exec producers include star Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Fran Sears and Warren Littlefield (Fargo), Daniel Wilson (The Handmaid’s Tale movie), Ilene Chaiken (Empire).

In Canada, the show airs on Bell Media’s Bravo and streams on CraveTV.

The Handmaid’s Tale has picked up a number of prizes including three 2018 Golden Globes, a trio of trophies at the Critic’s Choice Awards in January and was recently announced to be in the running for a Peabody Award with another Atwood adaptation, Alias Grace (CBC/Netflix), produced by Halfire Entertainment.