Handmaid’s Tale season 4 to be released in April

Wednesday, March 3

By Dierdre McKeever

Hulu have released the first teaser-trailer for the upcoming season of the dystopian series, A Handmaid’s Tale.

Both RTE and Channel 4 are yet to announce a date when the show might be available here but Season 4 will kick off in the US on April 28.

However, as with the previous three seasons, Channel 4 should start to broadcast the new season a few days after the US air date.

When viewers last saw Elisabeth Moss’ character June Osborne, the resistance leader was liberating dozens of children but she was shot by one of Gilead’s guards as the escapees ran to the waiting plane.

In season 4, Osborne is gearing up to fight back against the oppressive Gilead leadership and it looks like there’s a long battle ahead.

Season 4 will consist of 10 episodes, according to IMDB, and Moss will make her directorial debut, taking the helm in episode three. 

Most of the series regulars are expected to return, including Joseph Fiennes as Commander Fred and Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the show’s producer Bruce Miller drew parallels with the post-pandemic world. 

"I feel like the biggest thing, I think, is a lot of season 4 is about freedom, and also about snapping back and how quickly things will go back to normal in a lot of different ways," he said. 

"I think that’s what the country is going through. I think the country feels like things are so up in the air, they’re waiting for them to ‘go back to normal’.