Production on the new season had barely begun before it was shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The premiere’s origin was pushed back to the Fall of 2020, but Hulu ultimately made the decision to push the show back to next year in 2021.
The Handmaid’s Tale is a Hulu original dystopian drama series. It is based on the popular novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, which carries the same name.
The drama series is also streaming on Amazon Prime.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Story
At the end of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 3, we see that June rescues as many as 52 children from Gilead, a totalitarian state. The children are sent to Canada with the help of her fellow Handmaids and Gilead companions.
She is now on a mission to save every child in Gilead and help then move to Canada to secure a better future for them. Meanwhile, the lead antagonists of the shoe Commander Waterford and Serena Joy are captured by authorities in Canada, due to the war crimes and acts of human rights violations committed by them.
The Handmaid’s Tale Viewership
Fans of The Handmaid’s Tale have plenty of time to binge the show before the new season’s drop. Though Hulu released its trailer for season 4, new episodes aren’t set to premiere until 2021.
Naturally , the last season ended on a cliffhanger with Elisabeth Moss’s character, June, suffering a gunshot wound.
As the handmaids revolution rages on, however fans don’t know what to expect.
“I can’t rest”, June says. “Change never comes easy. This war isn’t going to win itself.”
The show was ranked 25th on The Guardian’s list of the 100 best TV shows of the 21st century.
Daniel Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter called it “probably the spring’s best new show”. Jen Chaney of Vulture has it a highly positive review and wrote that it is “A faithful adaptation of the book that also brings new layers to Atwood’s totalitarian, sexist world of forced surrogate motherhood” and that this series is meticulously paced, brutal, visually stunning, and so suspenseful from moment to moment that only at the end of each hour you feel fully at liberty to exhale.
There was much debate on whether parallels could be drawn between the series and America society during the Presidency of Donald Trump.
What does The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 trailer reveal?
Fans noticed that the trailer is mostly a mashup of clips from previous seasons, so it’s tough to find any clues to the fate of Gilead and June. Her ominous intro should clue viewers into the tone of the upcoming season, though: “ We’re just getting started.”