The Handmaid’s Tale, an American dystopian drama. It is based on a novel written by Margaret Atwood published in 1985. It aims at a social issue of a dystopian society after a Second American Civil War wherein women are subject to childbearing slavery.
The series airs on Hulu. Its first season was aired in April 2017 with ten episodes followed by a second season in 2018 April. It was later renewed for a third season, which premiered on June 5th, 2019.
The show received fabulous reviews and also won several awards, including an Emmy for Outstanding series. It won 8 Emmy’s out of 13 nominations. It was ranked 25th on The Guardian’s list of the 100 best TV shows of the 21st century. The first season of the series received 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 125 reviews, and the following seasons received 89% and 82%, respectively.
Updates on Season 4!
With such good reviews and outstanding storyline, it wasn’t foolish of you to expect for the 4th season. The show was renewed for a fourth season in July 2019. However, the show isn’t likely to be aired in summer 2020. According to officials, the production of the fourth season is set to start in March 2020. So we can expect it to air around the fall this year.
The fourth season could have a plot making way for Atwood’s novel The Testaments. Thus, we are also expecting a series sequel based on that novel.
Season 4 Plot?
The fourth season’s arc will still be the book’s arc though people have started to say that the show is going beyond the book; it isn’t. It is just taking things slower than portrayed in the book. Season four’s story can have an impact on Atwood’s new novel, The Testament in which there are testimonies of Aunt Lydia and two teenage girls called Agatha and Daisy.