'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 3 Trailer: Watch Elisabeth Moss Get to Work in Gilead

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Elisabeth Moss is part of the resistance.

On Wednesday, Hulu dropped the first trailer for the highly anticipated third season of The Handmaid's Tale ahead of the show's June 5 release. The first look is as eerie as ever, with Moss' June still donning her handmaid garb after deciding not to flee Gilead and instead entrusting Emily (Alexis Bledel) with her baby, Holly, in the season two finale.

"Heresy -- that's what you get punished for," June says in a voiceover, as fans see Emily running to escape with baby Holly in tow. "Not for being part of the resistance, because, officially, there is no resistance. Not for helping people escape, because, officially, there's no such thing as escape."

"If I'm going to change things, I'm going to need allies. Allies with power," June continues amid shots of Nick (Max Minghella), Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) and Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd).  

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Throughout the trailer, fans are also granted short shots of Joseph Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) and June speaking, June dressed -- perhaps in disguise? -- as a Martha, some mild flirting between June and Nick, and, perhaps most shockingly, June leaning over her daughter Hannah's bed as she says, "At least there's still hope if I'm still here."

June and Serena seem to be firmly on the same team by the looks of the trailer, with June encouraging Serena to use her influence as she's escorted into a very official-looking meeting by her husband, Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes). The pair are also inexplicably seen smoking cigarettes while lounging by a pool.

One of the final shots of the trailer features hundreds of handmaids lined up on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This may not come as a surprise to some eagle-eyed fans, who spotted the show filming that particular scene back in February.

"Now mom's gotta work," June says.

When ET caught up with Fiennes back in March, he spoke to the unsettling nature of filming the dystopian show in the nation's capital.

"It was a strange thing to be on the steps where Martin Luther King’s speech [took place] and to be at the memorial of Abe Lincoln," he said of the monuments that represent "the most important values of America: freedom and democracy."

"So [it was] a bit ironic and spooky to be Fred Waterford on those steps, espousing everything but freedom," he said.

The third season of The Handmaid's Tale premieres June 5 on Hulu.


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