Based on the dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale debuted on Hulu on April 26, 2017. Set in a near-future England, the story revolves around subjugated women in a patriarchal society. This article is all about The Handmaid’s Tale 4.
The dystopian drama has won several awards over the years. It was one of the first series generated by Hulu to win an Emmy for outstanding series. Over a while, the show’s popularity saw a significant rise.
Rated at 8.5 by IMDb, the show was graded at 88% by Rotten tomatoes. This made the showrunners renew the series for three seasons. The Handmaid’s Tale has also been renewed for a fourth consecutive season, and it looks like the fans will get to see June again very soon.
The Handmaid’s Tale 4: Release Date
There has been no official announcement regarding the release date of the new season. Production for the fourth season has already started on March 2. The show is expected to return in November 2020. But in the wake of the chaos caused by the pandemic, a delay is likely to be on the cards.
What To Expect From Season 4?
The story revolves around June, a fertile woman, who has been living as a concubine to a Gileadan officer and his wife. The end of season 3 has left the fans with several unanswered questions. Season 4 is expected to pick up after the events of the third.
The finale saw June getting shot and being left to die after saving several children. As her fate hangs in the balance, the fans will be eager to see if Commander Lawrence returns to save her. June saves a huge amount of children, who have now escaped safely to Canada.
As per Bruce Miller, the showrunner, this will have dire consequences for June. Baby Nicole’s fate can also be picked up in the new season. What will be interesting to see is how the arrest of Serena at the end of season 3 impacts the plot of the new season.
The Handmaid’s Tale 4: Cast
The majority of the leading cast will return. This is how the cast stands:
- Elizabeth Moss as June Osborne
- Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy
- Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia
- O.T Fagnenle as Luke
- Alexis Bledel as Emily and
- Joseph Fiennes as Commander Waterford
Amanda Brugel, who plays Rita on the show, will not be returning for the final season, as per her statement of Haper’s Bazaar.
There has been no trailer or teaser launched for the fourth season.