• Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne in season 4 of 'The Handmaid's Tale'. (Hulu)Source: Hulu
Season 4 returns in 2021 with 10 episodes.
SBS Guide

25 Jun 2020 - 12:18 PM  UPDATED 12 Feb 2021 - 4:28 PM

Production of season 4 of The Handmaid's Tale was just beginning as the coronavirus brought everything to a halt.

However, the team has promised it'll be wrapped and ready for us at some point in 2021. We will keep you posted on when season 4 will land. 

In the meantime, the new trailer gives some hints at what is in store:


While news of what we can expect in season 4 is thin on the ground – as creator Bruce Miller advises, “Don’t try to guess what happens. That’s a fool’s errand.” – we do believe most of the cast is set to return, and can share that the run of episodes has gone from 13 to 10, as in the first season. 

As it'll be a little while before season 4 arrives, we've launched an encore of season 3.

Revisit 'The Handmaid's Tale' on SBS in April
We're going back to Gilead, as season three of 'The Handmaid's Tale' gets an encore screening on SBS and On Demand.


Revisit season 3 episodes at SBS On Demand. But hurry it is your last chance to stream season 3 FREE before it leaves SBS On Demand by 28 February:


You can also subscribe to SBS's award-winning Eyes on Gilead podcast for discussions on all things Handmaid's including this live recording during the season 3 finale:

Eyes on Gilead - Live season 3 finale

In a supersized season finale podcast, the Eyes On Gilead team - Fiona, Natalie, Sana and Haidee – are joined by several hundred 'Handmaid’s Tale' super fans and fellow resistors (...and one Aunt Lydia) to look back over season 3: we indulge in wild speculation about what fate awaits June when we return for season 4; we scrutinise Serena's storyline; and there's a meeting of the Nick Blaine Appreciation Society. An audience Q&A keeps us all on our toes, we break some news about the future of Eyes On Gilead, and we all get a cute #babyGreta cameo to send us on our way. (Recorded live at the Factory Theatre in Marrickville on Sunday 18 August. We met on the traditional lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and pay our respects to all generations of their elders).



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