• Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne in season 4 of 'The Handmaid's Tale'. (Hulu)Source: Hulu
Ahead of the season 4 premiere of 'The Handmaid’s Tale' – delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, but coming to SBS on 29 April – it's been confirmed that a fifth season will be made.
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11 Dec 2020 - 4:53 PM  UPDATED 21 Apr 2021 - 9:56 AM

The last we saw of rebel handmaid June (Elisabeth Moss) was in the cliffhanger ending of season 3, which you can still watch – all 13 episodes – at SBS On Demand.

Even as the cast announced season 5 in the US overnight (Australian time), news of what to expect in The Handmaid's Tale season 4 continued to be sparse.

Showrunner Bruce Miller has said: “Don’t try to guess what happens in season 4. That’s a fool’s errand."

What we do know is that most of the cast is returning in season 4, it will consist of 10 episodes, and there's a powerful trailer:

The video announcement of season 5 featured appearances from Elisabeth Moss, Madeline Brewer (Janine/Ofwarren), Max Minghella (Nick Blaine), Alexis Bledel (Emily/Ofglen), O-T Fagbenle (Luke Bankole), Yvonne Strahovski (Serena Joy), Samira Wiley (Moira Strand), Ann Dowd (Aunt Lydia),  Joseph Feinnes (Fred Waterford), Bradley Whitford (Joseph Lawrence) and more.

Watch the surprise season 5 announcement here:

For further updates, be sure to subscribe to the award-winning SBS-produced Handmaid's Tale companion podcast, 'Eyes on Gilead', which provides an engrossing debrief about each premiere episode of The Handmaid's Tale, plus exclusive interviews with the stars and key talent behind the show.

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Season 3 of The Handmaid's Tale is available as a season box set to stream at SBS On Demand

The Handmaid's Tale is also available to watch with simplified Chinese subtitles. Browse the entire Chinese collection here.

he Handmaid’s Tale season 4 on Thursday 29 April 2021. The Australian season is exclusive to SBS and SBS on Demand.

SBS will air the double-episode season premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale at 8.30pm Thursday 29 April, with episodes 1-3 available at  SBS On Demand. A second double episode will air on Thursday 6 May at 8.30pm, with weekly episodes to follow at 9.30pm. All episodes will be available to stream weekly at SBS On Demand. 

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