The award-winning series of Hulu, The Handmaid’s Tale is arriving soon as Season 4; here, we will explain everything the latest upcoming season of the so far The Handmaid’s Tale and about it’s the latest series.
The series is based on The Handmaid’s Tale novel with the same title written by a Canadian poet and a novelist, Margaret Eleanor Atwood. The Handmaid’s Tale won the 1985 Governor General’s Award and the first Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1987.
The Handmaid’s Tale Trailer
The official trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 has yet to be released. The third season has just finished airing on Hulu, and season 4 has yet to begin their filming. But if you are interested in The Handmaid’s Tale 3rd season, you might want to check it out:
What is The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 release date?
The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 will be released in Fall 2020. There is no official news on the release date of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4. But given the dedicated fanbase and popularity, it is said to be premiere in the fall of 2020. TV producer of Warren Littlefield told that given the later start to production on the latest season, the show would premiere in fall 2020.
How many episodes will be aired in the Handmaid’s Tale Season 4?
The season might be slightly less of June and Gilead than before, as the show will be cutting back from 13 episodes to 10. According to Bruce Miller, who is the showrunner of The Handmaid’s Tale series. The cutback is intentional. This might be to leave some sort of big cliffhanger to mix things up in the following season.
What is “The Handmaid’s Tale”?
The Handmaid’s Tale is a feminist dystopian novel, with the characteristics of dystopian fiction, which is said to be the genre that projects a fantasy society that differs from the author’s own world. It shows a utopian ideal where men or masculine systems are the major cause of social and political problems, whereas women show some of the equal as men but also sole arbiters of their reproductive functions.
Who are these Handmaids?
The story is set in a determined dystopian future around the year 2005; fertility rates have collapsed as a result of sexually transmitted diseases and environmental pollution, the totalitarian, theonomy governments of Gilead establishes rule in the former United States in the aftermath of a civil war. The power-hungry leaders, along with a new, militarized, hierarchical regime of fanaticism and newly created social classes, where women are subjugated. By law, women in Gilead are forced to work in very limited roles, including some as a natal slave, who also not allowed to own property, neither handle money or read.
These enslaved women in Gilead determined by the new regime to be “fallen women,” citing an extremist interpretation of the Biblical account of Bilhah; these women often include women who had multiple marriages, single or unmarried mothers, gender traitor, lesbians, non-Christians, adherents of Christians denominations other than the Sons of Jacob, political dissidents, and academics. These women are The Handmaids, who are assigned to homes of the ruling elite, where they must submit to their male master for ritualized rape, which refers to “the ceremony” in the presence of their wives in order to become impregnated and bear children for them.
The story so far in Season 3
In the shocking events in season 3 finale. June Osborne, she was bleeding out from a gunshot wound and in a dire state after she staged a revolt of Martha and Handmaids. But she did manage to smuggle over 100 children out of Gilead and into Canada to Moira and Luke.
The Waterfords, their troubles seem to have only just gotten started as they await trial for their war crimes because of Serena’s shady deal to be in baby Nicole’s life.
- Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne, Ofjoseph, Offred. A woman captured while attempting to escape to Canada with her husband, Luke, and daughter, Hannah. Duet to her fertility, she is made a Handmaid to Commander Fred and his wife, Serena Joy. She was then named “Offred.” Now she is with Commander Joseph Lawrence as “Ofjoseph.”
- Joseph Fiennes as Commander Fredrick “Fred” Waterford, a high-ranking government official and June’s master. He wishes to have more contact with June rather than the lawful between a Handmaid and her master and begin inviting her to play nightly games of scrabble.
- Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy. Fred’s wife and former conservative cultural activists. She appears accepted her new role in society that she helped create. She is desperate to become a mother. Even though she is deeply religious, she is really cruel and often callous to June.
- Alexis Bledel as Dr. Emily Malek, Ph.D./ Ofgle / Ofsteven/ Ofroy/ Ofjoseph, June’s shopping partner. Initially, June was quite wary of her, but soon, it is revealed that she is not as she seems and thus to become friends. Emily has a wife and son living in Canada and was a university lecturer. But being homosexual is punishable by death in Gilead, while some of them like Emily is worked to their death or executed, Emily as “Ofglen,” was spared and later converted into handmaid, due to her having two viable ovaries. Later she was captured and cruelty punished as a gender traitor, and having her lesbian relationship with Martha, she sent to another household where she became “Ofsteven.” She was in the process of being worked to death in the toxic field of the Colonies until the attack on the Red Center had her. Commander Lawrence sends her away with the baby Nichole, whom June hands to her before ditching them to free her other daughter Hannah. Both Emily and Nichole manage to flee Canada, where she is soon reunited with her wife and son.
- Madeline Brewer as Janine Lindo / Ofwarren / Ofdaniel/ Ofhoward, a Handmaid who entered the Red Center for training at the same time with June, and consider June as her friend due to her kind treatment. Janine had her eyes removed as a punishment, which causes her to a mental breakdown. She often behaves as a childlike way. She gives birth to a child for Warren and Naomi Putnam, whom they named as Angela, but Janin insists the baby’s name is “Charlotte.” She is later reassigned and becomes “Ofdaniel.” She was temporarily assigned to the colonies until a bombing leveled the new Rachel and Leah Center on the day of its christening.
- Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia / Miss Clements, women in charge of overseeing the Handmaids in their sexual reeducation and duties. She is brutal, and subjects insubordinate Handmaids to harsh punishments. Before Gilead, she was a religious elementary school teacher named Miss Clements.
- O. T. Fagbenle as Luke Bankole, June’s husband from Gilead. Initially, June believes he was killed, but it is later revealed Luke Managed to escape to Canada.
- Max Minghella as Commander Nick Blaine, Commander Waterford’s driver and former drifter from Michigan, who has grown a crush towards June. June and Nick developed an intimate relationship, and she eventually discovers that he is an Eye, a spy for Gilead. In season 3, he is promoted to Commander.
- Samira Wiley as Moira Strand, June’s best friend since college. She seems to have lost her hope for being free, but on meeting with June again regains the conviction to escape. She is now living her life as a refugee in Canada.
- Amanda Brugel as Rita a Martha at the Water House. She had a son who died fighting in the civil war when he was 19 years old.
- Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence, the founder of the colonies and architect behind Gilead’s economy. He is on and off with Mayday.