Award-winning, hit drama series The Handmaid’s Tale is back for its long-awaited fourth season. Premiere episodes will be fast-tracked from the US, and will screen in Australia exclusively on SBS and at SBS On Demand.
A brand new season trailer, dropped by Hulu today, shows June (Elisabeth Moss) on the run, after the dramatic events of season 3. After years of being confined to the houses of Commanders Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) and Lawrence (Bradley Whitford), season 4 promises to be nomadic, and focused on the uprising against the totalitarian rulers of Gilead:
In describing the new season at today's Television Critics Association Winter 2021 Press Tour presentation, executive producer Warren Littlefield said, "This year, in some ways it's about patience rewarded."
"We've planted seeds for several years about this uprising and hotspot in Chicago, and that the forces of Gilead really can't keep it under control. And now we go, we leave our central universe around the greater Boston area and boom, we're in a completely different environment.
"In season 4, we have no home base," Littlefield said.
Production of the 10-episode season was suspended in 2020 due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, but recommenced after a six-month hiatus. Star and executive producer Elisabeth Moss steps into the director's chair this year, helming three episodes of the season: episodes 3, 8 and 9.
SBS will release more information about the Australian premiere of The Handmaid's Tale season 4 shortly.
When the show returns, so too will award-winning SBS-produced Handmaid's Tale companion podcast, Eyes on Gilead, offering an engrossing debrief about each premiere episode of The Handmaid's Tale, and exclusive interviews with the stars and key talent behind the show. You can subscribe to Eyes On Gilead on your preferred podcast platform now, to ensure you don't miss an episode.
The Handmaid's Tale comes to SBS and SBS On Demand from MGM Television and is created, executive produced and written by Bruce Miller. Executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Ilene Chaiken, Eric Tuchman and Mike Barker. MGM serves as the international distributor for the series. The Handmaid's Tale stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O-T Fagbenle, Max Minghella, Samira Wiley and Bradley Whitford.
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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