What We’ve Learned About Season 4 of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ from the Trailer

The Handmaid's Tale

“We’re just getting started…” Season four of The Handmaid’s Tale is coming in 2021.

While we wait for this year to be over, Hulu has released a first-look trailer at the highly-anticipated fourth season.

The Emmy-award winning drama finished its third season with June — played by the incomparable Elisabeth Moss, on the verge of death, after being shot and carried off to an unknown future.

While her fate is in the balance, there’s one thing for sure, June AKA Offred, is “beyond redemption” and is a huge threat to the backwards society and totalitarian government of Gilead.

For the past three instalments, June has attempted escape and successful acts of rebellion — including gathering the children of Gilead to help them escape to Canada and joining forces with the Marthas.

One of the best parts of the trailer was seeing more of Nick (Max Minghella) — June’s love interest — a commander who was once a guardian and driver for the Waterford’s.

At the end of season two, in a mind-blowing twist, we found out that Nick had served as a soldier in the Crusades and that Gilead wouldn’t be without him.

Then, in one of his final scenes (he barely featured in season three), Nick was saluted by other guardians on a train leading to war which could only mean one thing — he is in charge.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Anne Dowd, who plays Aunt Lydia on the hit series, said that the next season is going to be “nuclear” due to the children escaping.

“I’m sure [Gilead] will blame Lydia. I would not be surprised, not a little bit. After she was pushed down the stairs by Emily (Alexis Bledel) last season, I think the commanders are watching: ‘Is she up to it?’ They’re always looking to place blame. And I think she’s going to blame herself, for that matter.”

WATCH: The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Trailer.

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