‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Channel 4 Set June UK Premiere For Season 4

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09 Jun 21

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Channel 4 Set June UK Premiere For Season 4

Critically acclaimed award-winning drama The Handmaid’s Tale finally returns to the UK this June as Channel 4 announces a premiere date for Season 4.

The Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning series stars Elisabeth Moss as a handmaid in Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birth rate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalist regime that treats fertile women as property of the state.

In the 10-episode upcoming season, having chosen to stay in Gilead to rescue her daughter Hannah rather than save herself and escape at the end of Season 3, June (Moss) strikes back against the patriarchal regime as a fierce rebel leader, but the risks she takes bring unexpected and dangerous new challenges. Her quest for justice and revenge threatens to consume her and destroy her most cherished relationships.

Season 4 will also see the return of Joseph Fiennes (‘American Horror Story’) as Commander Fred Waterford, Yvonne Strahovski (‘Dexter’) as his wife Serena Joy, Alexis Bledel (‘Gilmore Girls’) as Emily Malek, Madeline Brewer (‘Black Mirror’) as Janine Lindo, Amanda Brugel (‘Snowpiercer’) as Rita, Ann Dowd (‘Hereditary’) as Aunt Lydia, O-T Fagbenle (‘Maxxx’) as Luke Bankole, Max Minghella (‘The Mindy Project’) as Nick Blaine, Samira Wiley (‘Orange Is the New Black’) as Moira Strand, Bradley Whitford (‘The West Wing’) as Joseph Lawrence and Sam Jaeger (‘Take Me Home’) as Mark Tuello.

One new addition for the 4th Season is Mckenna Grace (‘Haunting of Hill House’, ‘Fuller House’) who plays Mrs. Keyes, the sharply intelligent teenage wife of a much older Commander. She rules her farm and household with confidence. She has a rebellious, subversive streak, and is calm and pious on the outside with turmoil, even insanity, on the inside.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ season four is 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.

For those of you wondering why this isn’t coming to Star on Disney+, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is not made by Hulu, but an outside company, so it isn’t something that would automatically move across as Disney doesn’t own the rights outside of the USA. It also is under a preexisting deal with Channel 4. The drama has already been renewed for a 5th Season.

The Handmaid’s Tale‘ Season 4 premieres Sunday, 20th June 2021 at 9pm on Channel 4.