The fourth season for the show The Handmaid’s Tale is renewed. It’s no surprise really, the dedicated fanbase of the show makes it impossible for the show to close its curtains just yet.
— The Handmaid's Tale (@HandmaidsOnHulu) July 26, 2019
This show expands on its unique Dystopian universe. The show takes place in a futuristic nation of Gilead. Here, the autocratic government decides on roles given to women based on their fertility and wealth.
While there is a massive chunk of time in the release of the fourth season, Let’s talk theories.
What can happen in Season 4?
Although there is no set release date for it, the production starts in March 2020. The coronavirus outbreak might postpone the schedule into late 2020. The series will cut its episodes from 13 to 10. According to Bruce Miller, the cutback is intentional. Fans did complain about a few slow events and the lack of proper screen time of Emily. So maybe this time they cut short the show and leave us at a massive cliffhanger?
Season 4 will probably continue on the revolution erupted in Gilead. June and the others plant the seeds of it in everyone’s minds. June’s act of resistance in getting the children across the border will probably fuel it even more.
June is a strong character who will not stop to go to great length to get what she wants. She will do anything she can to save those children.
Now that the kids are safe and sound in Canada, we are likely to see Moira and Luke’s realization that June was the one who planned the kid’s escape.
We can hope for the show to give Nick a bit more screentime and develop his character further. It is said that the best option to deal with the cliffhanger of season 3 is to have Nick, A commander, to pardon her. This seems like the only way out for June to get bail after the torture and Gilead situation.
Is there a possibility for new characters in Season 4?
We have no detailed information yet, but it seems that we might see fresh faces on the screen this time around.
June was in the new house with Commander Lawrence the whole of the third season. It’s about time she gets out of there and finds somewhere to live. This will allow the show to add new characters and locations we’ve never seen before.
We might have a new protector or a new family to keep her in control because she was shot in the process of transferring the children.
We know that Elisabeth Moss will be back as June, Alexis Bledel as Emily, Yvonne Strahovski as Serena, Samira Wiley as Moira, Joseph Fiennes as Commander Fred, Max Minghella as Nick, Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence, Clea DuVall as Sylvia, Madeline Brewer as Janine, O-T Fagbenle as Luke, and Amanda Brugel as Rita.
The show has endless possibilities and can go on as long as ten seasons. So, if there are viewers, Hulu will keep churning out new series. So keep watching!