How to watch 'The Handmaid's Tale' season 4

Madison Durham
·4 min read
Offred (Elisabeth Moss) patiently waiting for Season 4 to begin.
Offred (Elisabeth Moss) patiently waiting for Season 4 to begin.

Haunting, visceral, and at times brushing extremely close to reality, the Emmy Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale has been shocking viewers for three seasons, and (luckily for fans) the wait for season four is almost over. The plot of the series has stretched beyond the plot of Atwood’s book and the stakes continue to get higher, as June fights back against the oppressive force of Gilead and attempts to create a better future.

Season three ended explosively in 2019, and—due to the pandemic—the release of the fourth season was delayed. Now, season four of The Handmaid’s Tale will debut on April 28th, 2021, and you can get caught up on the series and catch the new episodes as they air on Hulu.

Where can you stream The Handmaid’s Tale?

You can stream The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 when it releases as well as the first three seasons of the series on Hulu. Hulu’s streaming services are available through internet connection in the United States (including Puerto Rico and U.S. military bases). Hulu can be accessed through compatible devices, gaming consoles, mobile devices, and web browsers.

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What is The Handmaid’s Tale about?

The Handmaid’s Tale is an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name, which explores a dystopian near-future in which a religious group has supplanted the United States government and established a new totalitarian system known as Gilead. Gilead’s oppressive regime operates on a hierarchy that subjects women to control by law, forcing them to assume rigid, limited roles in society and subjecting some to enslavement as Handmaids, forced to bear children for Gilead’s elite.

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Elisabeth Moss helms the series as June Osborne (Offred), a Handmaid in the service of one of Gilead’s high-ranking officials, Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes). Throughout the series, June struggles to navigate her role and search for her daughter, from whom she was separated when she and her husband attempted to escape Gilead. Additional characters include Serena Joy Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski), Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd), and Moira Strand (Samira Wiley). The season 4 trailer features June dealing with the repercussions of the actions she took to get children out of Gilead in season three.

You can catch seasons 1-3 of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, and start watching season 4 on April 28th.

How can you sign up for Hulu?

To start watching The Handmaid’s Tale, you can sign up for a basic Hulu account starting at $5.99/month or $59.99 for a year. If you want to watch Hulu without ads, the price increases to $11.99/month. Hulu also has a Live TV service that will allow you access to live cable channels and programs, starting at $64.99/month. If you want to get the most for your money, you can also bundle Hulu with services like Disney+ and ESPN+, as well as add-ons like HBO Max, Cinemax, Showtime, and STARZ.

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