While The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 has been grim and polarizing for some viewers, the series is going to be back for another run on Hulu.
Today as a part of their TCA Summer Press Tour, it was confirmed that the streaming service will have a season 4 coming up in as early as next year. The Handmaid’s Tale is arguably the streaming service’s flagship show — it is dark, twisted, and also one that has found itself a large fan following. It’s also one that has received a large array of Emmy nominations for its first two seasons, and more could be coming for season 3 despite its divisive nature. (It was not eligible for season 3, based on the time in which it premiered earlier this year.)
As for how long a series like this could really last, that is a worthy question since we’re talking here about a show that is in such a high-concept world and the story escalates so much one year after the next. Conceivably, there is only so long that this could work without becoming somewhat repetitive over time. What we love about the series, though, is how they’ve been able to slowly build and expand the world so far and also bring in such accomplished performers to make it even deeper and more complex.
From the moment that The Handmaid’s Tale decided that it was going to push on past the source material, it was clear that there was a plan to keep the series on the air for a good while. That is why we have to say that we’re not even remotely surprised by the news that it is coming back for more now. We think Hulu would like to do at least a couple more seasons, both in terms of making the most out of this story and then also making sure that they can use this show while they build up some other parts of their original library elsewhere.
Our renewal/cancellation guide has been updated with the good news.
What do you want to see in terms of The Handmaid’s Talent season 4, and are you glad to see the show coming back? Be sure to share in the comments. (Photo: Hulu.)
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