Production of season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale was just beginning as the coronavirus brought everything to a halt.
However, the team has promised it’ll be wrapped and ready for us at some point in 2021. We will keep you posted on the when season 4 will land.
Season 3 wound up with some hard-won successes in a rebellion led by former Handmaid June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss).
While news of what we can expect in season 4 is thin on the ground, as creator Bruce Miller advises, “Don’t try to guess what happens. That’s a fool’s errand.”, we do believe most of the cast is set to return and can share that the run of episodes has gone from 13 to 10, as in the first season.
When will The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 air?
On June 24, 2020, Hulu announced that The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 will premiere in 2021. Although no specific date was given, we do know there will be 10 new episodes to watch.
How can I watch and stream The Handmaid’s Tale?
If you want to catch up on seasons 1,2 and 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale, you can start a free, Month-long Hulu trial. When the trial runs out, you can keep your subscription going on.
All three seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale are also currently available on Amazon Prime, for $2.99 per episode or $24.99 for an entire season.
Which Cast Members of The Handmaid’s Tale will return for Season 4?
For now, we can expect all of the key cast members to return for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4. This 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 and many more.
As for new characters, while no major casting announcements have been made yet, we should expect some fresh faces to pop up along the way as the story develops. A comment from Moss made in an August 2019 Hollywood Reporter interview seems to imply new characters will be arriving on the scene as the Canada-set section of the story continues:
“We have six regular [Character] in Canada now..we spent the whole Season 3 with June in a new house with Bradley Whitford as Commander Lawrence. Obvious, June’s going to need to find a new fucking place to live. I don’t think she’s going back to that house! It’s an opportunity for a new location, a new world, a new part of the world to show and new characters.”
Though the main cast is very much set, there could still be a few casting surprises in-store or, just maybe, a character we’ve only ever seen in a supporting/background role could rise up to become more integral to the store. Keep your eyes peeled.
What is The Plot for the Handmaid’s Tale Season 4?
It’s a safe bet the new season will pick up shortly after June secured the children’s safe voyage to Canada. Serena and Fred are still being held prisoner, and the story will likely reveal their fate. There was also that subplot about Nick possibly having lied about his identity and June’s future in Gilead. But everything is up in the air until more details about Season 4 are revealed.