The Handmaid's Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized "return to traditional values". As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world.
Hulu announced today that The Handmaid's Tale has been picked up for a fourth season. The good news was somewhat expected, as the book-based drama is still going strong in Season 3, maintaining its popularity and continuing to garner critical praise.
Based on the classic Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, The Handmaid's Tale takes place in a totalitarian society that was previously part of the United States. Elisabeth Moss plays Offred, one of the few remaining fertile women in the dystopia of Gilead. A handmaid in the commander's household, she is one of the caste of women who are forced into servitude in a desperate attempt to repopulate the world.
Look for Season 4 of The Handmaid's Tale in 2020. For now, the show's third season still has three episodes remaining until its August 14 finale.