‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Has Been Renewed for Season 4

Praise be. The Handmaid’s Tale will be back for an epic season 4. Anyone who watches the show knows it’s absolutely fantastic and unlike anything else available to watch right now. Fans won’t be surprised the show has been renewed for a fourth season. The amazing news comes as season 3 is about to end, to the dismay of fans. With only three episodes left in the season, there are still a lot of unanswered questions for the handmaids stuck in Gilead.

Fans can’t get enough of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

'The Handmaid's Tale' cast on the red carpet
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ cast | Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

The show is based off of Margaret Atwood’s novel by the same name. The show follows June (Elisabeth Moss) in a dystopian society in which she is a prisoner. Forced to live subservient to others, the handmaids are forced into sexual slavery and chosen to bare the children of Gilead against their will. The latest season shows many of these oppressed individuals chafing under the chains of tyranny.

The series is so popular, that it has numerous Emmys under its wings. It picked up Emmys for its first season, including one for best drama series. Elisabeth Moss even won an award for lead actress. Ann Dowd (Aunt Lydia) received an Emmy for best supporting actress. Last year’s Emmys saw the show walk away with three awards.

A few episodes from season 2 will be eligible for this year’s Emmy Awards. Season 3 will compete for Emmys in the 2020 award season. Since the show first came to television screens, it has been an extremely huge hit for Hulu. It’s the platform’s most-watched series overall, which includes originals and licensed shows. Fans can’t get enough of June’s fight for freedom.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is gearing up for an explosive season finale

Fans can’t wait to see how The Handmaid’s Tale will end season 3. The show is known for leaving fans on the edge of their seats. Warren Littlefield, executive producer of the show, spoke at the Television Critics Association summer press tour and talked about the show and what’s to come.

“What we’re seeing is that June no longer considers herself an other,” said Littlefield. “She may still wear the robe of a handmaid, but she’s asserting herself. What you’ll see between now and the end of the season is her being less obedient to authority, being more assertive, and she co-opts Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) into her vision and her plan and that’s just starting to unfold, but it’s a snowball rolling down a mountain. It’s just getting bigger and bigger and bigger, and she’s going to be a force to be reckoned with. I think […] it’s a tipping point and a turning point in that relationship, and it’s unexpected. I’m excited about what we’re about to present.”

Expect a major cliffhanger

The cliffhanger in the season finale is sure to be a big one. Littlefield also spoke about the finale this season and how it will affect fans. Get ready to be completely shocked.

“I hope you’ll feel shocked at what we accomplish and where we leave our key characters,” explained Littlefield. “I think it’s quite a cliffhanger that we’ll leave you with. And I feel quite confident that if we had a 40 percent leap from Year 2 to Year 3, I’m looking forward to what that leap will be in Year 4.”

The leaps he is referring to are the analytics for the show and ratings specifically. The show had a 40 percent increase in viewership compared to season 3 from season 2. The jump is expected to be just as big with this explosive new upcoming season. Thankfully there will be more to come from June and the handmaids. Blessed be the fruit.