It was announced today that Elisabeth Moss will be making her directorial debut on the upcoming season of The Handmaid's Tale. The fourth season of The Handmaid's Tale went into production this week and is due to come to our screens later this year around spring.
Moss will be directing the third episode of the season and while there are no details on what exactly the episode will entail, Moss has expressed her excitement in being given the opportunity to direct for the first time, even if it means the possibility of dealing with a demanding lead actress.
"I am thrilled to be given this opportunity by my partners Bruce and Warren and to have the support of all of our producers and Hulu/MGM." said Elisabeth Moss, "It means so much to me and I do not take the responsibility lightly. Leading and executive producing this show the past 3 years has been such a joy and I’ve had the incredible gift of learning so much from the directors we’ve had on this show. I can’t wait to try my hand at working with my collaborators from this new perspective because I am lucky to have the best cast and crew in the world. My only hurdle may be working with the lead actress who I hear can be incredibly demanding. Wish me luck.”
Showrunner and executive producer Bruce Miller said, “I feel lucky that we are in a position, as a series, to give Elisabeth Moss this opportunity to direct. As an executive producer on the show, she has fostered a supportive environment that allows artists to do their best work. Elisabeth herself is now benefiting from this incredibly generous and ambitious atmosphere she helped create. She is an extraordinary talent, a badass, a tireless worker — I’m certain she will slay her directing debut.”
The Handmaid's Tale will return this year, along with SBS' award-winning companion podcast, Eyes On Gilead, which features interviews with the show's stars and creators.
You can catch up on season 3 of The Handmaid's Tale at SBS On Demand now.
The Handmaid’s Tale is executive produced by Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Eric Tuchman, John Weber, Frank Siracusa, Sheila Hockin, Kira Snyder and Yahlin Chang. The series is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM.
The series stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle, Amanda Brugel, Bradley Whitford, and Sam Jaeger who has been upped to a series regular.
We have just watched episode 12 of season 3 of 'The Handmaids Tale'. The penultimate episode of the season! This one is called 'Sacrifice': Gilead leadership is rocked by losses among their own. Luke and Moira adjust to new arrivals in Canada. June worries about disruptions to her plan, only to have tragedy strike the entire household. Rita makes a rare appearance and we have Amanda Brugel on the show, to talk about the Marthas network, about her odd closeness with Serena this year, and her own lifelong obsession with the book. As it's our last chance to speculate about the season, let's go big!