The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 is very much on the way, with the new trailer here to whet our appetites.
There was a lot to take in with the season 3 finale and while we’ve all been desperate to know what happens to June Osborne after she rescued the children from Gilead, we weren’t told anything.
But now there’s news about The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 and sooner rather than later, we’ll know Osborne’s fate.
As per IMDb, the synopsis for The Handmaid’s Tale reads:
“A religion-based autocracy has taken over most of the United States, renaming the country Gilead. In this country women are second-class citizens.
“Anyone trying to escape is punished. One such person is June, who is captured while trying to escape with her husband and child and is sentenced to be a handmaid, bearing children for childless government officials. As a handmaid, June is renamed Offred. This is her story.“
Check it out.
As you can see, the trailer starts by revisiting June (Elisabeth Moss) as we last saw her — bloody and being carried out of the forest, having been shot while sneaking Gilead’s children onto a plane bound for Canada.
“I can’t rest,” June says. “My daughter deserves better. We all deserve better. Change never comes easy. This war isn’t going to win itself.”
Production of the new season was cut short just two weeks into filming as a result of the pandemic.
Moss told Collider how filming a TV show continues during such difficult times, saying that – above all – the most important thing is keeping everybody safe.
She said: “We have a production call, every week, and we have a producer call every week. There have been a lot of emails, a lot of Zooms, and a lot of conversations.
“One of the great things that our line producer has done is basically gone to every single department and talked to them, and picked their brain and tried to figure out what their daily process is, and what they’re looking for and what they need, in order to feel safe, which I think is a really important part of it.”
Moss added: “But for us, as producers, and for most producers, it’s about, how do you do it and be safe? That’s all. Human life is not worth making a TV show for.”
Furthermore, Showrunner Bruce Miller said they have been planning something that will blow everyone away.
He told Entertainment Weekly: “You don’t want to be setting up Season 4 in Season 3. Audiences smell that coming.
“So what I do is completely screw myself at the end of the season. Then you think, ‘Oh, there’s a whole bunch of smart writers who will come in next season and solve that problem.'”
There’s no release date yet but we’re told it’ll be sometime in 2021 – much like everything else that was supposed to be released this year.
We’ll bring you more when we have it.