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On April 28, The Handmaid’s Tale will return to Hulu for its fourth season. So far, Hulu has released multiple trailers to give fans a sneak peek of the season.

Based on the trailers, the fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale will focus heavily on the rebellion against Gilead. The season will feature 10 episodes, and Hulu recently released the episode titles.

Elisabeth Moss attends Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 3 Finale in 2019
Elisabeth Moss | Phillip Faraone/WireImage

There are 10 episodes in Season 4 of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

According to Elle, Hulu released the titles of the first 10 episodes of the fourth season on March 26. The streaming company also shared the writers and directors of the episodes.

The first three episodes of Season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale will be released on April 28. After that, one episode of the show will be released each week.

The first episode is titled “Pigs.” It was written by showrunner Bruce Miller and directed by Colin Watkinson. “Nightshade” is the title of the second episode. It was also directed by Watkinson and was written by Kira Snyder.

With the third episode, “The Crossing,” Moss will make her directorial debut on the show. “The Crossing” was written by Miller.

Elisabeth Moss will direct multiple episodes this season

Season 4 Episode 4 is titled “Milk.” According to Elle, it will be released on May 5, was written by Jacey Heldrich, and was directed by Christina Choe. “Chicago” is the fifth episode of the season. It was directed by Choe and written by John Herrera and Nina Fiore.

The sixth episode of the fourth season is titled “Vows,” and it was written by Dorothy Fortenberry and directed by Richard Shephard. “Home” is the title of the seventh episode and was directed by Shephard. The seventh episode of Season 4 was written by Yahlin Chang.

In addition to “The Crossing,” Moss also directed Season 4 Episode 8, “Testimony,” and Season 4 Episode 9, “Progress.” “Testimony” was written by Snyder and “Progress” was written by Eric Tuchman and Aly Monroe.

The finale of the fourth season is titled “The Wilderness” and it will premiere on Hulu on June 16. “The Wilderness” was directed by Liz Garbus and written by Miller.

What to expect from Season 4 of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Perhaps the biggest change in the upcoming season of The Handmaid’s Tale is the setting. Typically, June Osborne’s (Moss) story takes place in the Boston area in Gilead.

This season, June will be on the run and moving around. The trailers hint that June travels to Chicago and possibly makes it to Canada, and the episode title for Season 4 Episode 5 confirms Chicago will be featured.


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During a Television Critics Association panel, producer Warren Littlefield confirmed the setting of the show will be a huge change for viewers.

“In Season 4, we have no home based. Seasons 1 and 2 was the Waterford House… And then there was Commander Lawrence’s house,” he said according to The Wrap. “And in Season 4, we’re nomadic. We are following June’s passion, her drive, her relentless pursuit for change and that takes us everywhere. We’re out on the road, there is no home base.”