When will Season 4 premiere?
Currently, there's no set release date for The Handmaid's Tale Season 4. While previous seasons have been roughly spaced a year apart, series editor Wendy Hallam-Martin told Mayday: The Handmaid's Tale Podcast that production for Season 4 isn't set to begin until March 2020. That means that fall 2020 is likely the earliest that we can expect the new season.
Is this the last season of The Handmaid's Tale?
The short answer: probably not! The real answer: who knows. Now off of the beaten path past what Atwood explicitly covered in her novel, the plot possibilities are endless. Realistically, The Handmaid's Tale will probably keep running as long as Hulu decides to keep paying for it. Hulu CEO Randy Freer told Variety in 2018, "Look, I hope, as success goes, there's 10 seasons of The Handmaid's Tale."
What nominations has The Handmaid's Tale picked up for the 2020 awards season?
Despite being shut out of the Golden Globes this year, The Handmaid's Tale isn't doing too badly going into the 2020 awards season. At the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the series was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, with Elisabeth Moss picking up a a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series as well. The series was also nominated for best Drama Series at the Writers Guild of America Awards.
Who will return for Season 4?
While we haven't seen any official casting announcements yet, it's pretty reasonable to expect most of the series regulars to return for the fourth season. That means we'll be seeing more of Elisabeth Moss as June/Offred, Alexis Bledel as Emily/Ofglen, Joseph Fiennes as Commander Fred, Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy, Samira Wiley as Moira, Madeline Brewer as Janine/Ofwarren/Ofdaniel, O-T Fagbenle as Luke, Max Minghella as Nick, Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia, Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence, Clea DuVall as Sylvia, and Amanda Brugel as Rita.