TV THE HANDMAID’S TALE
Fear not fellow resistors, the award-winning drama is back for its long-awaited fourth season. Returning alongside series favourites Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski and Alexis Bledel, Elisabeth Moss returns as June ready to strike back against Gilead as a fierce rebel leader. But the risks she takes bring unexpected and dangerous new challenges, and her quest for justice and revenge threatens to consume her.
While author Margaret Atwood’s 2019 sequel,
The Testaments, took the spotlight off June – with fans predicting the show might now do the same – writer and producer Bruce Miller insisted in an interview that it will always stay with June’s story.
“The show is all from June’s point of view,” he said. “Part of what makes the show so scary is that limited perspective.”
But even Moss, who makes her directorial debut in the upcoming season, acknowledges that June should have died long ago. “Bitch is a cat who has had nine f--king lives,” she admitted to Vulture. “Season 3 was like, ‘OK, OK, I know we’re pushing it, I know …’We all agree it’s time to take it somewhere else. She can’t go back [to Gilead].”
It’s not yet clear how much of Season 4 will be influenced by The Testaments, but it’s safe to say that the book’s impact has been felt.
(Premieres Thu., Apr. 29 on SBS and SBS On Demand)