Following yesterday’s unsurprising renewal of HBO’s “Westworld” for a third season, Hulu has also unsurprisingly renewed its most talked about drama “The Handmaid’s Tale” for a third season.
The order comes just one week after the debut of the Emmy-winning drama’s second season which has become Hulu’s signature original series and is the most watched show, original or acquired, on the streaming service. Author Margaret Atwood will serve as a co-executive producer for season three.
The news comes as Hulu has now surpassed 20 million U.S. subscribers, an 18% increase since the end of 2017, and announced yesterday that they’ve done a multi-year deal with DreamWorks Animation. That will give Hulu exclusive U.S. streaming rights for the studio’s library titles starting next year along with new original series to premiere in 2020 – ending DWA’s current deal with Netflix.