The Handmaid’s Tale is an English dystopian tragedy drama whose introductory season was aired on 26th April 2017 on Hulu. The show occurs in the near future America which is now known as Gilead. There the totalitarian government allots tough tasks to its women residents as per their prosperity and fertility. So far 3 seasons of the series have premiered on Hulu.
And, they all have delivered fabulous performances. The series has gathered staggering 8.4/10 stars on the IMDb, 8/10 stars on TV.com, and 88% Avg Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes. It has been also honored with eight Primetime Emmy Awards and an award for Outstanding Drama Series. The third season of the series was launched in 2019 and since then fans have been waiting for season 4.
They have a desire to know The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 release date. But will their wishes be fulfilled this year? To know the answer to this question see what showrunners have revealed about the upcoming season –
Are We Getting To Know The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Release Date?
The return of season 4 was officially announced even before the conclusion of season 3 in August 2019. The news was shared with fans through the Twitter handle of the show. At June 2020 discussion, Hulu revealed that the fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale had been shifted to 2021, as per the reports of Variety.
When the network disclosed this update, it was already looking that season 4 would not arrive in 2020 for which they planned earlier as the production of season 4 lasted only 14 days in March 2020. Thereafter, creators had to switch off all the things as the COVID-19 situation was becoming more dangerous in the United States.
Fortunately, now there is no such case with the production of season 4. The cast and Deadline confirmed that they started shooting in Toronto in September 2020. At the last of 2020, drama creator Bruce Miller revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that the filming was half completed by then – however, they have come to post-production, editing point of a few installments.
A 2021 launch is promised for season 4 but it’s looking that it won’t arrive before summer. The Hollywood Reporter has also confirmed that the fifth season is on the way but it’s not revealed how many episodes will it have or when will it be premiered on Hulu, but soon we will find it out.
How Will The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Plot Be?
The third season of the series has just completed premiering on Hulu and in between this short interval, no official news has come from the side of showrunners regarding the plot. Season 4 is expected to begin from the climax of season 3 where June was cleared up by her companion handmaidens. The youngsters ran away and traveled to Canada so this time we are going to see more about this in the upcoming season.
Serena also got arrested at the last episode of season 3 about which we will get to know in detail in season 4. MGM and Hulu have declared that the continuation book The Testaments will also be converted into a show, however, it’s still unknown when this drama will arrive. Creator Bruce Miller has given clues of aftermaths that June will face in season 4 in a recent conversation with E! News.
He mentioned,” You can imagine, I mean, if one child getting out and going to Canada [became] an international incident. For Gilead, these kids were kidnapped from their homes. So I think they react like any other country would, but magnified because we’re living in a world where children are very rare. So are there going to be consequences more than [June] getting shot? Yes, absolutely.”
So, many adventurous events are going to happen in the next season and that’s why it’s seeming that it will be more entertaining and thrilling than last season.
Who Will Be Part Of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Cast?
As of now, we haven’t received many details about the cast of season 4, but after watching its teaser it’s looking that many previous stars will return in the next season. It’s almost confirmed that Moss will again appear in season 4 to reprise her role of June. While talking to Harper’s Bazar Miller mentioned, “It’ll always stay June’s story. The show is all from June’s point of view – all of it, including scenes with other people.”
“Part of what makes the show so scary is that limited perspective.” The reports of trusted sources like Thrillist claims that some new stars are also ready to enter into the cast of The Handmaid’s Tale season 4. However, the names of those new actors are still unspecified. So, the stars who will be seen in season 4 are –
- Elisabeth Moss will play her role of June Osborne.
- Joseph Fiennes will deliver her role of Commander Fred Waterford.
- Yvonne Strahovski will portray the character of Serena Joy Waterford.
- Alexis Bledel will display the character of Dr. Emily Malek Ph.D.
- Madeline Brewer will present the character of Janine Lindo.
- Ann Dowd will play her role as Aunt Lydia.
- O. T. Fagbenle will deliver his role of Luke Bankole.
- Max Minghella will portray the character of Commander Nick Blaine.
- Samira Wiley will display the character of Moira Strand.
- Amanda Brugel will present the character of Rita.
- Bradley Whitford will be seen as Commander Joseph Lawrence.
- Sam Jaeger will play his role as Mark Tuello.
- Stephen Kunken will deliver his role of Commander Warren Putnam.
- Nina Kiri will portray the character of Alma.
- Jenessa Grant will present the character of Dolores.
- Bahia Watson will display the character of Brianna.
- Jordana Blake will be seen as Hannah Bankole
- Kristen Gutoskie will play her role as Beth.
Apart from them, other actors like Erin Way, Clea DuVall, Cherry Jones, and many others will play their respective roles. The reports of Wikipedia suggest that Mckenna Grace, Zawe Ashton, and Reed Birney have added as new actors in season 4.
How Many Episodes Will Be In The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4?
In the previous season, we have seen 13 episodes including –
- Episode 1: Night
- Episode 2: Mary and Martha
- Episode 3: Useful
- Episode 4: God Bless the Child
- Episode 5: Unknown Caller
- Episode 6: Household
- Episode 7: Under His Eye
- Episode 8: Unfit
- Episode 9: Heroic
- Episode 10: Bear Witness
- Episode 11: Liars
- Episode 12: Sacrifice
- Episode 13: Mayday
Initially, it was expected that season 4 would also have 13 episodes but now it officially confirmed that it will consist of only 10 episodes.
Is There Any News Of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Trailer?
Not the trailer but a teaser of season 4 has been launched for the fans of the series. The newly arrived teaser is a combination of old and recent short videos, it shows that June is making her friends’ handmaidens ready for the new battle. If you want to watch this thrilling teaser you don’t have to go anywhere, you just simply click on the video inserted above.