‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 4 to Premiere This Fall

TCA 2020: Third season of Hulu drama launched in June 2019

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Fans of “The Handmaid’s Tale” will have to wait just a little while longer to return to Gilead this year, as Season 4 of the Hulu drama won’t be premiering until this fall.

“Season 4 will be in the fall,” “Handmaid’s Tale” executive producer Warren Littlefield told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour Thursday, following a panel for Season 4 of FX’s “Fargo,” which he also executive produces. “So we’ll start principal photography March 2nd and we’ll be on in the fall.”

Hulu, which has yet to announce a premiere date for Season 4, did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment, but an individual with knowledge of production tells us the fall launch window for the next chapter of the Bruce Miller-created drama is accurate.

The Elisabeth Moss-led series was renewed for Season 4 last July, ahead of its Season 3 finale on Aug. 14. The dystopian drama’s third installment launched in June 2019, which made it ineligible for last year’s Emmys, and Seasons 1 and 2 premiered in April 2017 and April 2018, respectively. So Season 4 will be “The Handmaid’s Tale’s” first to debut in the fall.

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

“The Handmaid’s Tale” is executive produced by Miller, Moss, Littlefield, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Ilene Chaiken, Eric Tuchman, John Weber, Sheila Hockin and Frank Siracusa.

The series hails from MGM Television.