The Handmaid’s Tale is a well-known web series that streams on Hulu. It was adapted from the novel by Margaret Atwood published in the year 1985.
The show follows the female protagonist, June Osborne (played by Elisabeth Moss) along with her fellow handmaids on their expedition to free themselves. The Handmaids are the few fertile women left on earth. This collapsed infertility around the world has led the ruling government of Gilead to enslave women to procure more power by birthing an heir through the handmaids.
Strictly after season three’s completion, the fourth season was announced, and the viewers were highly anticipated since the season 3 finale was left on a cliffhanger. The finale ends with June being shot and left behind meanwhile the fellow handmaidens escape. Moreover, the children succeed in escaping to Canada as well. Meanwhile, Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) was arrested.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Plot
Some theories have been doing the rounds; for instance, the viewers are contemplating if June is going to die since she was shot by one of the Gilead’s guards. However, these theories are just that- theories. To put them to rest Bruce Miller told Vanity Fair that the show would end if June dies. Therefore, neither June dies, nor the show ends.
Fans are also questioning if June will head back to Gilead, which might be true since she does not have any other option. On the contrary, Moss said, “I’m not sure how she goes back to Gilead after this”. The story-line regarding this is genuinely unknown, but it’s June we’re talking about- she’ll find a way.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Cast
No new information has been passed onto us in accordance with any new characters joining the existing cast. At the same time, there does lay a chance of a new commander entering the show since June will not be allowed to return to Commander Lawrence’s house after everything she has done. If June has to return, she will have to serve another leader or a commander.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Release Date
Initially, the fourth season was believed to make an appearance around the 2020 summer. Although, it was later revealed in January that the upcoming season would air in fall, 2020 before the COVID-19 spread across the globe. The season is said to have ten episodes in total, unlike the 3rd season which had thirteen.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Trailer
There is no such information about a trailer landing anytime soon, but if we get any, we’ll remember to update you. The reason behind not receiving the trailer is because the shooting had come to halt midday. (check: Unsolved Mysteries Season 2.)
The cast was shooting in Canada at the moment when the pandemic news broke out and therefore, they had to stop and take everybody’s health and safety into consideration. Moss said she was in the middle of her direction of the episode when they had to break the shoot.
The Handmaid’s Tale Spin-off Rumors
Margaret Atwood’s sequel book ‘The Testaments’ will be made into a spin-off of the official series. The book is set in the future (15 years to be exact). It will be quite interesting to know the future after everything June and Gilead endured and check: if the government remains the same, has improved in its way and lifestyle or has worsened.
It is still a mystery to us if the filming of ‘The Testament’ will begin while The Handmaid’s Tale continues or after the show is wrapped up. Well, whatsoever happens, we will be ready with our update. (check: Warrior Nun Season 2.)
The Handmaid’s Tale Filming Locations
The series is shot in Canada including cities like Toronto. For instance, The Church of St. Aidan was used as the Red Centre to train the handmaids.
Hamilton, a small town near Toronto, is where Commander Waterford and Serena live, their house is located on Aberdeen Avenue.