The Handmaid’s Tale is one of the last big surprises in the world of TV series since 2017. Since then, it has us binge-watching, hoping June stays safe. The series has a fourth season coming up this year, but in a TV interview executives and cast members talked about the potential of the upcoming seasons.
The end of the third season of The Handmaid’s Tale was a total cliffhanger. June (played by Elisabeth Moss) managed to save a bunch of children from being sent to Canada. But she was shot and left for dead in the meantime. But in the end, we see how a group of handmaids founds June.
There is no longer any doubt that season four of the Hulu series will follow June’s story in her fight against Gilead, but the fans don’t know how long she will be able to hold that fight.
The writer of the original novel, Margaret Atwood, recently completed a new addition to the universe of The Handmaid’s Tale, a new title under the name of Testaments. So it’s a possibility that we may see flash-forwards in the series 15 years into the future.
There is nothing confirmed yet about adapting this new novel. Still, one of the executive producers of the series, Warren Littlefield, stressed that although they do not plan to finish the series in season 4, there is nothing planned yet for the next seasons. He even mentioned that they are exploring Atwood’s new work.
“We have not planned season four to be the end [of the series]. We don’t see ending it in [season four], and I can honestly say to you, we don’t have a definitive out.”
It’s still too early to hypothesize about how the series will turn out after season four, but the expansion of The Handmaid’s Tale universe is a good sign for those who want to have seasons of the series for a while.