Season three of The Handmaid’s Tale still has three more episodes remaining but Hulu already has some seriously major news for us.
According to Deadline, the streaming platform announced today at the TCAs that it’s renewing the Emmy and Golden Globe winning series for a fourth season.
Given the critical smash hit the show has become, its renewal isn’t a massive surprise. Although only three episodes of the series were eligible for the 2019 Emmys, it still snagged a staggering 11 nominations. The show (and the issues it highlights) has also become a staple in the zeitgeist.
Further details about the fourth season have yet to be released, but it’s expected that stars Elisabeth Moss (June), Joseph Fiennes (Commander Waterford), Yvonne Strahovski (Serena), Samira Wiley (Moira) and showrunner Bruce Miller will return. Season three additions like Bradley Whitford (Commander Lawrence), Christopher Meloni (High Commander Winslow) and Elizabeth Reaser (Olivia) are still question marks that depend on how the rest of the season plays out.
While the show’s renewal didn’t really feel like a question, the plot of the show hangs more precariously. With June hatching a plan to redefine her purpose in Gilead, the direction of the story could go one of several ways. Will she stay in Gilead and sow the seeds of discontent or will she escape and enact change from afar? We’ll have to wait and see.
A new episode of The Handmaid’s Tale hits Hulu Wednesday, July 31. You can catch up on the series with our recaps before season three takes its bow in August.