*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
The streaming platform dropped the season’s first trailer, and according to June Osborn, (Elisabeth Moss) the battle in Gilead is “just getting started.” The teaser, which features both old and never-before-seen footage, picks up where season three left off, when the former Handmaid led a rebellion to rescue the children of Gilead. (If you remember, the finale ended with June being carried away by her fellow handmaids after she had been shot).
Watch the action-packed trailer below.
And it seems like there is going to be a lot of twists this time around. "You don’t want to be setting up season 4 in season 3. Audiences smell that coming," showrunner Bruce Miller previously said to EW. "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.'"
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.
The new season of The Handmaid's Tale—which will feature ten episodes—was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and will now debut in 2021.