The Handmaid’s Story has been renewed for season 4, which implies there’s loads extra Gilead in all of our futures (whether or not we wish it or not). The information was introduced throughout Hulu’s TCA presentation on Friday, although a season 4 premiere date was not revealed.
The sequence, which was tailored from Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel of the identical identify, stars Elisabeth Moss as June, a Handmaid pressured to reside in sexual slavery within the horrifyingly oppressive, conservative nation of Gilead. Season three premiered on June 5, vastly increasing on Atwood’s authentic story. An extra season appears to be in keeping with showrunner Bruce Miller’s plans for the sequence; he has beforehand talked about that he might see the present persevering with for a very long time.
Now, you might nicely know that the large ending within the guide is just like the tip of season one. Many followers have taken that to imply that the present is kind of venturing into the nice, broad unknown, however readers of the guide know there’s an epilogue that launches us 200 years into the long run from the second the guide ends. Final yr in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Miller made that precise level.
“Individuals discuss how we’re past the guide, however we’re probably not. The guide begins, then jumps 200 years with an instructional dialogue on the finish of it, about what’s occurred in these intervening 200 years,” Miller stated on the time. “It is perhaps dealt with in a top level view, however it’s nonetheless there in Margaret’s novel. We’re not going past the novel; we’re simply overlaying territory she coated rapidly, a bit extra slowly.”
Throughout that interview, Miller additionally talked about that he is mapped out about 10 seasons of The Handmaid’s Story. For anybody questioning how a lot story might presumably be wrung out of Gilead, Miller’s define would take audiences to “a world past” the present one within the sequence. “I might watch an episode concerning the Nuremberg trials after Gilead falls,” Miller stated. “There are many worlds you consider. I might love that season — seasons eight, 9, or 10, the place the whole lot has modified a lot.”