Here’s How to Watch ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 3 for Free, Even If You Don’t Have Hulu

Everyone’s talking about The Handmaid’s Tale.

Margaret Atwood’s best-selling novel about a fictional totalitarian society in the United States was released in 1985, but it’s taken on new life as a television series on Hulu. The story focuses on a Gilead, a city where women are treated like property and forced to procreate in a world that’s facing extreme declines in birth rates.

Women who are still able to birth children are made to do the bidding of their male masters—including sexual acts against their will. They don’t have names but are rather called by an offshoot of their master’s name. Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is the main character in the story.

Handmaid's Tale | Hulu
Handmaid’s Tale | Hulu

It’s a terrifying concept but is also a commentary on how some people see society heading today. Could this happen in real life? It seems unlikely. But nevertheless, the show has earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. Fans are super excited to experience Season 3, which was released on Wednesday, June 5.

Do you need a Hulu subscription to watch ‘Handmaid’s Tale’?

Since Handmaid’s Tale is the product of a streaming television service, your cable subscription won’t do you any good if you want to watch it. But if you’re short on cash this month, there’s good news: you can sign up for a free 30-day trial of Hulu to experience the show everyone is talking about without fronting any cash.

Unlike Netflix, Hulu won’t be releasing all episodes of Handmaid’s Tale at once, so there’s no way to binge the whole season before your free trial expires. However, if you wait until the end of the summer to start the trial, you could create your own binge session. The season finale is scheduled to air on August 14, 2019.

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Other cheap ways to watch ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

There are a few other inexpensive options for watching Handmaid’s Tale if you don’t want to wait until the end of summer and miss what everyone is talking about right now. The best choice is to sign up for a Hulu subscription, which only costs $5.99 per month (you’ve probably spent more than that on a sandwich). You can begin with that free trial and get your first 30 days gratis!

Your other option is buying episodes of the show on Amazon, YouTube, or Google Play for $1.99 to $2.99 each. This may look economical at first glance, but it’s way cheaper to just get the Hulu subscription (unless you’re only planning to watch one episode). Plus, you’ll gain access to all the other shows on Hulu that you’re currently missing out on.

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Fans are looking forward to this season of ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

This season is taking the theme of oppression one step further, and fans can’t wait to see how the plays out in the new episodes. While Season 1 and Season 2 were mostly exploring the effect of an extreme patriarchal society, the trailer for Season 3 shows introduced a new focus: How much can a man hate a woman?

It’s a chilling thought and is guaranteed to be a pertinent topic of conversation as new episodes become available. Worth $5.99 per month? Sounds like it is.