The Emmy-winning series will keep expanding the world of Gilead.
The Handmaid’s Tale will return for an additional fourth season. The news was confirmed by Hulu Friday. The pickup comes as the show’s airing the final episodes of its third season.
The dystopian drama based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name follows the story of life in totalitarian Gilead, where handmaids are only valued for their ability to reproduce.
The Emmy-winning series stars Elisabeth Moss with Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O.T. Fagbenle, Max Minghella, and Samira Wiley.
Season three began in the aftermath of June’s (Moss) decision to stay in Gilead but give her daughter to Emily (Bledel) to take to Canada.
“I thought it was really smart because, after the end of last season, I can’t imagine how you miss any moment after that,” Moss told The Hollywood Reporter of the controversial choice. “You need to be right there with her and experiencing what she’s experiencing. Every second is so, so important. You can’t skip anything. It’s so important to know what her next move is. So I thought it was really smart, and it was also obviously just a very cool, entertaining kind of way to pick up the season.”