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'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 4 Will Be The Biggest Yet, Says Elisabeth Moss

'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 4 Will Be The Biggest Yet, Says Elisabeth Moss

*This article contains spoilers for The Handmaid's Tale Season 3*

If you've been waiting patiently for Season 4 of The Handmaid's Tale, we feel your pain - us too.

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But it seems we might have to wait a little longer than first expected, after Elisabeth Moss revealed the reason why there has been a slight delay to the next instalment.

With The Handmaid's Tale usually returning to our lives during the summer, fans were hoping this would be the case for Season 4 - but sadly, it's looking like it's going to be much later.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Elisabeth Moss has revealed there's *very* good reason for the delay, however.

"Part of the reason why it's taken a little bit longer, besides just timing, is that we are making it a bit of a bigger season this year. We're really stretching the limits of our capabilities, production wise, and we're on the move a lot," she explained.

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Viewers saw Serena Joy arrested in Canada at the end of Season 3 (Credit: Channel 4)
Viewers saw Serena Joy arrested in Canada at the end of Season 3 (Credit: Channel 4)

"We're not sitting in a studio between four walls very much, so it really is a bigger season and that's taken a little [longer]. I've been in Toronto since mid-January prepping."

That definitely sounds like a fair enough reason, right?

At the end of Season 3, the dystopian drama left fans reeling over what would become of June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) after she ended up gravely wounded while rescuing the children of Gilead.

Viewers also saw Serena Joy arrested in Canada. Despite her helping June in the resistance in return for immunity, the immunity doesn't cover her forcing June to have sex with Nick in order for her to bear her a child of her own.

Despite disappointment, June is once again left behind in Gilead, but we expect to see her head over to Canada in time for the trial of the Waterfords.

Season 4 is expected to arrive in autumn this year (Credit: Channel 4)
Season 4 is expected to arrive in autumn this year (Credit: Channel 4)

So what else can we expect from Season 4?

Well, showrunner Bruce Miller has said he wants the show to stay close to the source material, telling Hollywood Reporter: "People talk about how we're beyond the book, but we're not really.

"The book starts, then jumps 200 years with an academic discussion at the end of it, about what's happened in those intervening 200 years.

"It's maybe handled in an outline, but it's still there in Margaret's novel. We're not going beyond the novel; we're just covering territory she covered quickly, a bit more slowly."

It's now expected Season 4 will air in autumn this year. I think we can all agree that when it *does* arrive, it will be worth the wait.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: Entertainment News, TV News

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]

 

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