Soon we’ll have spent a whole presidential term in Gilead, however you’d like to interpret the meaning of that sentence. Hulu announced today that it has renewed its adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale for a fourth season, while the show’s third season is still currently airing. The series, which won the Emmy for Best Drama in 2017, stars Elisabeth Moss as June (née Offred). A sequel to Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel, which has already been long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, is coming out later this year, which should give the TV series some new ideas to work with, or maybe just reveal some whole other take on Gilead the show hadn’t considered. Anyway, brace yourself for a cringe-inducing “four more years” season-four ad campaign in 2020!
Gilead lives on. Photo: Sophie Giraud/Hulu