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The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4: Production Status, Plot Details And Release Date

The Handmaid's Tale Season 4

It’s almost been a year since the fans saw this dystopian drama. And now everyone is eagerly waiting for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4. Although, it seems that the fans have to wait a lot more for the fourth season due to the global pandemic situation. All the previous seasons of the show received a great response from the audience as well as the critics. And that’s why the fans have really high hopes from the fourth season.

The Handmaid’s Tale is an American drama series. It is the remake of dystopian novel series of the same name by Margaret Atwood in 1985. The show made its debut on 26 April 2017 on Hulu and became Hulu’s first show to win a Primetime Emmy award for outstanding drama series. The inaugural season of this show itself managed to bag eight Emmy awards. In July 2019, the creators renewed the series for its fourth installment which was scheduled to air later this year.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4: Production Status

The cast and crew began the shooting for the fourth season of the show on March 2, 2020. However, they have to stop filming just after two weeks because of the Coronavirus outbreak. The show’s lead actress Elisabeth, who also serves as the fourth season director, informed the fans that the creators are still working on the upcoming season.

In a recent interview with Deadline, Elisabeth said, “We were two weeks into shooting when we shut down, so we didn’t get a lot in the can. Our writers are still writing, and they’re continuing to write the season obviously remotely from their own homes separately, and that train is still chugging along.”

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4: Plot Details!

The third season of The Handmaid’s Tale ended on a massive cliffhanger. The fans also have some hint of what they will have in the forthcoming season. Serena was caught and lead to the prison in the previous season. Now the fourth season will unveil her fate and show the fans what happens to her after taken as prisoner. The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 will pick right after June successfully traffics more than 50 children into Canada. She also got shot in the shoulder while protecting them. The season ended without unveiling whether she is dead or alive. The fourth season will reveal the fate of her too.

In a recent interview, the showrunner, Miller told the fans about the story of the show. He said, “My arch is still very much the arc of the book. People talk about how we’re ahead of the novel, but we’re not really. The book starts, then skips 200 years with an academic discussion at the end of it. We’re not going beyond the novel; we’re just reaching territory she covered quickly, a bit more slowly.”

 The Handmaid's Tale Season 4
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In September 2019, Margaret Atwood released the sequel of her first novel. So now, the writers have more source material for creating the plotline for the fourth season. The book is set 15 years after the events of the first installment. It revolves around three characters, namely Aunt Lydia, Agatha, and Daisy. 

Expected Release Date

The creators’ original plans were to end the production by the first week of August and release the show in the third quarter. However, it does not seem possible at present due to the pandemic. If the creators get the permission to resume the production in the upcoming months, the fans could expect The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 to premiere by the end of this year.

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