The Handmaid’s Tale TV series was a big success for Hulu in 2017 and is still going strong today. The series is based on Margaret Atwood’s famous novel. Season after season, the cast of The Handmaid’s Tale manages to bring the story to life. The show will return for its fourth season on April 28 after a nearly two-year break due to the pandemic, with June (Elisabeth Moss) leading a revolt against Gilead.
— The Handmaid’s Tale (@HandmaidsOnHulu) February 26, 2021
What is the Handmaid’s Tale About?
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The Handmaid’s Tale is an American dystopian drama television series produced by Bruce Miller, inspired by Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name. Following the Second American Civil War, the story depicts a dystopia in which a totalitarian society condemns fertile women, known as “Handmaids,” to child-bearing slavery.
The main lead, June has found some measure of freedom after successfully smuggling nearly 100 children across the border to safety, but “her thirst for justice and vengeance threatens to overwhelm her and ruin her most cherished relationships,” according to the official synopsis. And, like the post-Trump political truth, many of the characters will discover that their fresh, more promising life comes with its own set of challenges.
What Can We Expect from the Handmaid’s Tale Season 4?
The action in previous seasons revolved around one central Gilead location: the Waterford house in seasons 1 and 2, and Commander Lawrence’s house in season 3. With June and several of the other Handmaids now free, there’s no equivalent in season 4. “We are nomadic in Season 4,” Littlefield explained.
“We’re following June’s passion, her determination, and her never-ending search for improvement, and it’s taking us all over the world. We’ve left the house and are on our way to somewhere new. There isn’t a base of operations.” Season 4 is “exactly the opposite,” according to Miller, compared to previous seasons, which were often purposefully claustrophobic.
According to The Wrap, Miller said, “I think the most important thing is that this season we’re delivering.” “I think it’s very rewarding that we’re delivering on the stuff we’ve set up.” “I don’t think we were waiting around this season,” the creator added. ‘We were attempting to advance. It was time for something to happen, and we attempted to make it so.”
— The Handmaid’s Tale (@HandmaidsOnHulu) December 10, 2020
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Cast:
Season 4 will have some cast members who have been confirmed to return. Moss, Alexis Bledel, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Minghella, Whitford, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, O-T Fagbenle, Madeline Brewer, and Amanda Brugel are among them. Sam Jaeger will be a series regular this season after a crucial role as American representative Mark Tuello in the season 3 finale.
According to Deadline, Mckenna Grace, from Gifted has also joined the cast. Mrs. Keyes, the much-younger wife of a Commander, will be played by her.
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