Blessed be the fruit, Hulu’s award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale is coming back for Season 4. The last time we saw June/Offred (Elisabeth Moss), she and the other handmaids of Gilead (formerly known as the United States of America) began planting the seeds of a rebellion meant to topple the Christian theocracy which has kept them down for years.
Emboldened, June worked covertly to help children and her fellow handmaids escape Gilead for the safe haven of Canada. While Season 3 ended on this hopeful note, June remains in Gilead, continuing to sow the seeds of rebellion. While the finale raised a lot of questions, fans will have to wait just a little while longer to find out what awaits June and her comrades as the Handmaid’s Tale story continues. Here’s what we know so far about The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4, including the release date, which cast members are returning, and whether this will be the last season of the dystopian drama.
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When is The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 release date?
Hulu hasn’t set a specific premiere date yet, but The Handmaid’s Tale is now expected to arrive in 2021.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 will arrive later than previous seasons, primarily due to the Hollywood-wide production shutdowns in March. Seasons 1 through 3 premiered in either the spring or summer. Season 4 was expected to be released in Fall 2020 after it was renewed just weeks ahead of the Season 3 finale premiere in 2019.
Filming on the new season started on March 2 in Toronto, Canada. It was originally supposed to wrap in August, but the pandemic happened. Speaking with TVLinerecently, Bradley Whitford confirmed that the cast was returning to Toronto to quarantine for two weeks and that they would begin filming Season 4 thereafter.
“Yeah, hardcore quarantine of two weeks. Like, you’re really not to allowed to leave your room for two weeks. So, somehow, I live in a world where I am getting more house arrest time than Roger Stone. [Laughs]”
With the cast resuming production and, assuming that all goes well given the pandemic, it’s possible that The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 could be premiere by late spring/early summer 2021. Stay tuned for updates.