Your beloved and / or most hated dystopian series The Handmaid’s Tale has been renewed for a fourth season by the suits at Hulu. Season 3 hasn’t even finished airing yet.
The critically acclaimed series announced the news on Twitter over the weekend, tweeting: “You did this, Resistors. Praise be.”
You did this, Resistors. Praise be. 🙌 Season 4 of The #HandmaidsTale is happening! pic.twitter.com/uQfKEGE9cW
— The Handmaid’s Tale (@HandmaidsOnHulu) July 26, 2019
The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood‘s 1985 novel of the same name, focuses on Gilead’s messed up regime in which women are forced into sex slavery to reproduce because of dangerously low reproduction rates. Elisabeth Moss leads the cast, and is joined by Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O.T. Fagbenle, Max Minghella, and Samira Wiley.
After a little eligibility fussing, which you can read more about here, the show picked up 11 Emmy nominations for 2019. These include Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Bradley Whitford), Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Cherry Jones), and both the Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the episode Holly, season 2, episode 11.
The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on September 22.
In Australia, you can find seasons 2 and 3 on SBS On Demand right HERE. Alternatively, you can also stream the series on Stan.
Meanwhile, Hulu has also released the first teaser for its John Green adaptation, Looking for Alaska. The angsty teen series stars Charlie Plummer (The Clovehitch Killer) as Miles “Pudge” Halter and Kristine Froseth (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser) as the mysterious Alaska Young.
All eight episodes will hit Hulu on October 18. We’ll keep you updated on an Aussie release date.
You can read more about the series below.