Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale has been adapted into a television series by HULU. The series is a dystopian tragedy series. The series first aired on HULU in 2017. The show was renewed for a fourth season in July 2019.
When Will Season 4 Of The Handmaid’s Tale Release On HULU?
The Handmaid’s Tale has been in production for some time. The viewers of the show were eagerly waiting to watch the fourth installment of the show soon. But, the spread of coronavirus played a spoilt sport. The spread of the virus forced the production of the show to be halted. It is not known when the shooting of the show will resume. Neither the creators of the show nor HULU has made any announcement regarding the release date of the fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale.
What Is The Premise Of The Handmaid’s Tale?
Environmental pollution and sexually transmitted diseases have reduced the fertility rate in the world. As an aftermath of the civil war, the former United States has the government of Gilead establishing rules. Hierarchy has been established in society. Women are subjugated. They are not allowed to be owners of any property or handle money. They are deprived of education and are forced to work.
They can work in limited roles. Some of them work as natal slaves. The fertile women have been enslaved by the government. These women are termed as Handmaids by the government. The Handmaids are sent to the homes of elites. These women are tortured by the men in front of their wives. The handmaid is forced to carry the child of their masters. The Handmaids are transferred to the house of a different elite once her work in the previous house is over.
Handmaids have a dress code. They are supposed to wear long red dresses. The red dress is accompanied by heavy brown boots and a white coifs. These women have to cover their faces to conceal it from the world. The story of The Handmaid’s Tale revolves around June Osborne. She has been forced to become a Handmaid at the house of Gilead Commander Fred Waterford.