Margaret Atwood wrote The Handmaid’s Tale, and it was published in 1985. TV series based on the same name came out on Hulu in late 2017. In the series as well as the novel, the fertile women are brought into child-bearing slavery.
The first season came out in April 2017. It came out in two parts. The first part of three episodes was released in April, and the following seven episodes were released in May of the same year. After being renewed for the second season, the Hulu show came out again in April next year, i.e., 2018.
The third season was renewed in May 2018 and came out in June 2019. With its success and further storyline, The Handmaid’s Tale is being renewed for the fourth season in July 2019. Atwood’s novel, The Testaments, will also be turned into a series as confirmed by Hulu and MGM.
The series is set up in Gilead in the former United States after the civil war. Because of sexually transmitted diseases and pollution, the fertility rate has also gone down. Due to the totalitarian and theonomic government, women are subjugated.
The fertile women are enslaved following worldwide infertility. These women are called Handmaids. They were usually sent to the elite ruling family.
Following the story, the women try to escape these rules. In Season 3, Serena was arrested. And one of the handmaids was shot while trying to free the children. The show was left at a dramatic cliffhanger. Season 4 will pick up where season 3 left, and hopefully, things go well.
Season 4 can be expected in late 2020 because the production for the show will not start until March next year.
Elizabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Ann Dowd will return for the next season. O.T. Fagbenle, Alexis Bledel, and Joseph Fiennes will be among the returning cast.