The Handmaid’s Tale season four to premiere April 29 on SBS and SBS On Demand

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• This season will see Elisabeth Moss direct three episodes

Award-winning, hit drama series The Handmaid’s Tale will return in April.

In the upcoming fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale, premiering Thursday 29 April on SBS and SBS On Demand, June (Elisabeth Moss) strikes back against Gilead as a fierce rebel leader, but the risks she takes bring new challenges. 

This season will see Elisabeth Moss behind the camera for the first time as well, directing three of the ten episodes. 

This season also had to contend with the global impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking about the creation of the fourth season, Showrunner Bruce Miller said:

“Definitely, a ton of things had to be changed in the show. Just the practical realities of producing and making the show on the ground were very very difficult, but the people in front of the camera, for the most part, we tried… to protect that space.”

“We reduced the number of people in scenes and locations, like where we decided to shoot was a very big question because sometimes we couldn’t get things. Sometimes we had five people in front of the camera, sometimes we could have 20 people in front of the camera. So, we were constantly the entire season making adjustments to the script and the story.”

This comes after the third season of The Handmaid’s Tale was delayed by several months. It eventually premiered in June 2019.

The series stars Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle, Amanda Brugel, Bradley Whitford, and Sam Jaeger.

The Handmaid’s Tale season four will be executive produced by Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Eric Tuchman, John Weber, Frank Siracusa, Sheila Hockin, Kira Snyder and Yahlin Chang. The series is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM.

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