The Handmaid’s Tale’s Fourth Season is Hopeful

While Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale is a depressing—although, nonetheless, important—show, the fourth season, which released its first three episodes on April 28th, feels different. Keep reading if you want to find out why. However, please note that there will be some spoilers.

After successfully freeing eighty-six children from Gilead’s clutches in season three, June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) is now on the road and embracing an active role in taking down Gilead. Furthermore, the Waterfords are serving time for their heinous acts, so there is a sense of hope amongst all the despair.

With that being said, June and her fellow handmaids can only win so many victories this season, given that Hulu has already renewed The Handmaid’s Tale for a fifth season. With that in mind, it seems as though the series is slowly approaching a—hopefully happy—end.

Haven’t seen the show yet? The Handmaid’s Tale is a dramatic series based on a 1985 novel by author Margaret Atwood by the same name. The plot takes place in a dystopian universe where a totalitarian society controls women and treats them like property. However, the women will do whatever it takes to survive and work towards freedom. The show premiered in 2017, and is available to stream on Hulu as well as Amazon Prime. It currently has 54 Emmy nominations and 15 wins!