'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 4: Air time, how to live stream, trailer and all you need to know about Hulu's dystopian tale

'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 4 will have 10 episodes instead of the usual 13, three of which will be directed by Elisabeth Moss

'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 4: Air time, how to live stream, trailer and all you need to know about Hulu's dystopian tale
Elisabeth Moss stars in 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 4 (handmaidsonhulu/Instagram)
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It’s been a while since fans have visited Gilead, but it seems that the wait is finally over for fans of the dystopian saga 'The Handmaid’s Tale’. After almost a two-year delay due to the pandemic, 'The Handmaid's Tale' is returning for its fourth season. Season 3 of 'The Handmaid'sTale' ended on an explosive note with June (Elisabeth Moss) being shot, but it looks like June is back to being stronger and more determined than ever.

According to an official synopsis, "In the upcoming fourth season of The Handmaid's Tale, June (Elisabeth Moss) strikes back against Gilead as a fierce rebel leader, but the risks she takes bring unexpected and dangerous new challenges. Her quest for justice and revenge threatens to consume her and destroy her most cherished relationships."

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Elisabeth Moss stars in 'The Handmaid's Tale' (handmaidsonhulu/Instagram)

 

Release date

Season 4 of 'The Handmaid's Tale' is premiering on April 28, exclusively on Hulu. In the first week of the show's return, Hulu will drop three new episodes at once and then follow a weekly schedule. Instead of the usual 13 episodes, this time around there will be 10 episodes, three of which will be directed by the show's star Elisabeth Moss. 

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How to live stream

Season 4 of 'The Handmaid's Tale' is exclusively available to stream on Hulu and is accessible to subscribers of the platform. If you are not based in the United States, using a VPN will help you catch the extravaganza live on these streaming platforms. 

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Cast

Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss may have first gained recognition as Zoey Bartlet, the youngest daughter of the President on 'The West Wing', but she has certainly come a long way since then. She has even been called the 'Queen of Peak TV' by Vulture. It's a title that's well deserved, considering her memorable roles as Peggy Olson on 'Mad Men', Detective Robin Griffin in the BBC miniseries 'Top of the Lake' and, of course, as of June Osborne in 'The Handmaid's Tale'. Moss has received numerous accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards for the BBC miniseries 'Top of the Lake' and for 'The Handmaid's Tale'.

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 Elisabeth Moss  stars in 'The Handmaid's Tale' (Getty Images)

 

Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel successfully managed to break out of her 'Gilmore Girls' box, with her role as Emily/ Ofglen in 'The Handmaid's Tale', even winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2017. Bledel was nominated once more for a Primetime Emmy Award in the same category, for 'The Handmaid's Tale' in 2020.

Bledel has, of course, been a fixture on our television screens for decades, as the lovable Rory Gilmore on 'Gilmore Girls' for which she received nominations for Satellite, Teen Choice and Young Artist Awards. Besides 'Gilmore Girls' and prior to 'The Handmaid's Tale', Bledel was best known for her role as Lena Kaligaris in 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' film series.

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Alexis Bledel stars in 'The Handmaid's Tale' (Getty Images)

 

News

There will be a new face joining the cast of 'The Handmaid's Tale' in Season 4. According to reports McKenna Grace, best known for her role on 'The Haunting of Hill House', will play Mrs Keyes the much younger wife of a commander with the ability to project calm and confidence even while chaos reigns. In December 2020, 'The Handmaid's Tale' was confirmed for the fifth season. Fans are however wondering whether the fifth season will be the last. However, even if it is, fans will still have a lot to look forward to as the creators of 'The Handmaid's Tale' are reportedly already discussing how a spinoff of Margaret Atwood’s 2019 sequel, 'The Testaments', could be an important extension to 'The Handmaid's Tale'.

Executive Producer of 'The Handmaid's Tale' Warren Littlefield has said, “We have not planned season 4 to be the end, but we also look to Margaret [Atwood]’s book The Testaments and know that that story takes us 15 years into the future. We don’t see ending it in [season 4], and I can honestly say to you, we don’t have a definitive out. But I think we want to keep the bar high, and it would not be a bad thing to leave the audience wanting more and then we could ideally shift into The Testaments.”

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Trailer

You may not have realized just how much you miss a dose of June Osborne in your life, but you will after you watch the gripping trailer of Season 4 of 'The Handmaid's Tale'. Get set for some serious goosebumps especially as June says 'We're the ones we've been waiting for'.


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