The Handmaid’s Tale is an American Dystopian tragedy Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale. The series created by Bruce Miller explores the themes of enthralled women in a patriarchal society and the various means by which these women are stripped of their rights and forced into sexual slavery. The show has grabbed many awards, including an Emmy award.
It has already been confirmed that the series is being renewed for its fourth season.
Even before the season four was officially announced, Hulu chief executive Randy Freer seemed confident about The Handmaid’s Tale’s future on the screen. He said, “The creative process will determine, is it a fourth season, is it five seasons? And I think that’s one of the benefits for creators in the streaming world,”
However due to the sudden outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, the date is still not confirmed and is expected to delay further.
Fans can expect many of their favorite cast members to return for the show’s upcoming season which includes:
- Elisabeth Moss as June
- Joseph Fiennes as Fred Waterford
- Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Waterford
- Samira Wiley as Moira
- Alexis Bledel as Emily
- Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia
- Max Minghella as Nick Blaine
- O-T Fagbenle as Luke Bankole
- Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Laurence
- Clea Duvall as Sylvia
However, Rita played by Amanda Brugel will not be returning after the actor confirmed the news herself.
As for now, no major casting announcements have been made yet, but fans can definitely expect to see some fresh faces as the story develops.
What’s the plot for the upcoming season?
The next season is likely to pick up on the cliff-hanger ending of season three, where Elisabeth Moss’s character was swept away by her fellow handmaidens. Bruce Miller, the creator of the show, mentioned in an interview, ‘It’ll all the time keep June’s story. The present is all from June’s viewpoint’.’ When June dies, our information dies, and our present dies.” There were also speculations about Nick possibly having lied about his identity and June’s future in Gilead. Serena also got arrested in the final episode of the last season, which will have an impact on her character in the next season. But everything is doubtful until more details about the season are confirmed.