Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 is an upcoming sequel of the series which is all about an anti-utopia(which is a vision of a future that is corrupted), following the Second American Civil War in which an autocratic community points to fertile ladies, named “Handmaids,” into child-bearing bondage. The story is inspired by the novel of the same name of 1985 written by Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood, and BruMiller created them as series for Hulu.
The drama series established itself as a very successful series. It is the original show which is produced by Hulu to make a significant award and the original series on a streaming service. The show is about the parallels between Gilead and real-world political issues, which have resulted in several displays of red-robed handmaids and many other political demonstrations.
A quick recap of the previous season: it showed that children have accomplished to escape and reached Canada. Thus, the next season can portray their journey in the new country. June remained in Gilead, continuing to sow the seeds of rebellion. Moreover, we also saw Serena getting arrested in the ending part of the season. The final episode of S3 raised a lot of questions, like what awaits June and her comrades.
Release date of Season 4:
Unfortunately, The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 premiere has been pushed back to 2021 due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Season 4 will arrive later, due to the production shutdowns in March. The Handmaid’s Tale S4 will premiere on Hulu in late spring/early summer 2021.
It appears that most of the cast will return for the next season. This season 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, Clea Duvall as Sylvia, Amanda Brugel as Rita. A new face will be seen during season 4. Actress Mckenna Grace will play the role of Mrs. Keyes. We are likely to see June Osborne continuing on her quest to free the children and the Handmaids out of Gilead to a place safe near Canada.
The very first trailer ofseason 4 shows the footage from previous seasons that are mixed with a few glimpses of the upcoming episodes. Based on these short clips, one thing is certainly clear that the war between the government and the rebels is imminent. The trailer is very intense and creates an air of tension and suspense as well.
From the trailer, it seems that season 4 will continue to the rising resistance in Gilead while also investigating the devastating fallout for the Waterfords. Season 4 isn’t looking good for Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) as the state of Gilead being turned upside down by June’s revolutionary efforts. It also features that June Osborne’s role will be played by Elizabeth Moss.
The new season will mainly focus on Offred/June (Elizabeth Moss), who survived the gunshot wound from season 3, and she continues on her mission to save the women and children of Gilead and transport them safely while her husband Luke (O-T Fagbenle) will also seek revenge on Fred, his wife’s rapist. Towards the end of the last season, Commander Fred Waterford sold his wife Serena out to the Canadian authorities but was then arrested himself. This season is the most awaited season of the series. Stay tuned for more info.