The Handmaid’s Tale renewed for Season 4: What we know so far

The Handmaid’s Tale has officially been renewed for a fourth season by Hulu. Here’s what we know so far about The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4.

It is finally official. Just as many had hoped, Hulu has renewed The Handmaid’s Tale has been renewed for Season 4. What do we know about it so far?

There isn’t much to tell right now. All we know is that the series has been picked up for its fourth season, with the news announced at Hulu’s summer TCA’s, according to TVLine. The news comes with just three episodes left of the third season.

This season has certainly been polarizing. Personally, I’ve found it much stronger than the second season, showing us the downward spiral of June Osbourne, as she starts to fear that everything has been for nothing. However, she’s back on the fight against Gilead, now with a mission to get all the children of handmaid’s that are still in the district out of the misogynistic country.

As for Serena Joy and Fred, they’re currently working on a plan to get Nichole back from Canada. Aunt Lydia finally got some much-needed backstory, and we got to see Canada come into the show more.

Will everyone return for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4? We don’t know that just yet. It’s unlikely not to star Elisabeth Moss. This series is June’s story. She’s the one that’s provided the narrated voiceover from the first episode and to lose her would be the end of the show.

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The Handmaid’s Tale — “Household” – Episode 306 — June accompanies the Waterfords to Washington D.C., where a powerful family offers a glimpse of the future of Gilead. June makes an important connection as she attempts to protect Nichole. June (Elisabeth Moss) and Serena (Yvonne Strahovski), shown. (Photo by: Sophie Giraud/Hulu)

We’ll also likely see many of the characters we’ve come to know and love/hate/love to hate, but this will depend on how things go over the next few episodes. Expect things to turn dark for a few people. We could see Emily back in Gilead, there’s a chance someone is getting arrested in Canada (Commander Lawrence will be wanted for war crimes if he decides to leave Gilead with his wife and the 56 children on the bus), and we have no idea how things are going to go down in Canada.

It’s also not clear how many episodes there will be. Since the previous three seasons have had 13 episodes, expect the same amount for Season 4.

What we do know is that June will likely remain in Gilead. The story told from there is mostly from her perspective. She isn’t going to leave Gilead without Hannah, so she’ll be there until she escapes with her daughter or dies.

Next: 5 burning questions for The Handmaid's Tale Season 3, Episode 11

What would you like to see happen in The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4? What do you think will happen in the Season 3 finale? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 3 continues on Wednesdays on Hulu.

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