The Handmaid’s Tale season 4: Everything you need to know

Yes, yes and yes.

09 Aug 2019

The third series may still be rolling but Hulu has confirmed The Handmaid’s Tale will be returning for a fourth season. Blessed be the fruit!

It is one of the most talked about TV shows of our time, not least because the dystopian land of Gilead is spookily becoming our reality, but because it’s airing at a time when women are rallying worldwide for gender equality.

Here’s everything you can expect from the fourth season…

When will the fourth season be released?

While a release date is yet to be confirmed, Hulu confirmed a fourth instalment of The Handmaid’s Tale is in the works on the 8th August. The show’s official Twitter account stated: "You did this, Resistors. Praise be. 🙌 Season 4 of The #HandmaidsTale is happening!"

You did this, Resistors. Praise be. 🙌 Season 4 of The #HandmaidsTale is happening! pic..com/uQfKEGE9cW

— The Handmaid's Tale (@HandmaidsOnHulu) July 26, 2019

Given that season three is still on air, and filming for the fourth season is yet to commence, it could be a while before it lands on our screens but if the release date follows the same pattern as previous seasons, it will land in April. Only eight months to go!

What will happen?

The first season closely followed the storylines of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 classic novel but all subsequent seasons have been created by the show’s directors.

As for season four, it will all depend on how season three ends. Will Offred actually ever escape? Who even knows!

Who will be starring in season 4?

It’s difficult to know who will survive this season but we can only assume Elisabeth Moss will be returning as the lead role and executive producer - praise be!

We’re also gunning for the return of our July digital issue cover star Yvonne Strahovski, who plays Mrs Waterford. “It’s always been incredible how moved people are by it. I mean, moved emotionally and moved in a disgusted way – and everything in between! It really does speak to people on so many different levels. Only a few TV shows that can say that they do that,” she told us last month.

Bring. It. On.