The Handmaid's Tale: Christopher Meloni to Guest Star!

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Christopher Meloni and Elizabeth Reaser are the latest additions to the cast of The Handmaid's Tale Season 3. 

Meloni and Reaser will play Commander and Mrs. Winslow on the hit Hulu drama. 

Commander Winslow is described as a “powerful and magnetic Commander who hosts the Waterfords on an important trip.”

Chris Meloni attends WGN Event

Mrs. Winslow is said to strike a bond with Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) and will become a source of inspiration for her. 

The latest casting news comes months after it was announced that The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 scene-stealer Bradley Whitford landed a promotion to series regular. 

Related: The Handmaid's Tale: Bradley Whitford Promoted

Whitford appeared in two episodes of the series in early 2018 as the resourceful Commander Lawrence. 

While little was known about the character when he first showed up aside from the fact he helped create Gilead, he quickly struck a chord with viewers when he started to help the handmaids.

Bradley Whitford Attends Awards Show

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 3 is “driven by June’s resistance to the dystopian regime of Gilead and her struggle to strike back against overwhelming odds,” according to the official logline.

“Startling reunions, betrayals and a journey to the terrifying heart of Gilead force all characters to take a stand, guided by one defiant prayer: ‘Blessed be the fight.'” 

Meloni is probably most well-known for his stint on Law & Order: SVU. He currently leads the cast of Syfy's Happy. 

Elizabeth Reaser Attends InStyle Event

As for Reaser won a lot of praise for her role on Netflix's hit series, The Haunting of Hill House.

It was the show everybody was talking about at the end of 2018, and for good reason. 

There's still no premiere date for The Handmaid's Tale Season 3, but given that the first two seasons launched in April 2017 and April 2018 respectively, we could be looking at an April 2019 premiere. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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The Handmaid's Tale Quotes

Lily: I'm one of the women you traded for Waterford.
June: Sorry I didn't do it sooner.
Lily: I don't know how you managed it, getting us out. All those kids.
June: I was lucky.
Lily: Women always say that when they've done something extraordinary.

Mark: I just came to say, um, well done. You did something terrible that needed to be done. I understand what that costs. May he rot in hell.
June: Praise be.
Mark: Don't let the bastards grind ya down.