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It looks like a war is brewing in the official teaser to season 4 of "The Handmaid's Tale"

In the official teaser, it appears as if a war is brewing in the Republic of Gilead, with our heroine June Osborne (played by Elizabeth Moss) at the forefront of the fight.

It looks like a war is brewing in the official teaser to season 4 of "The Handmaid's Tale"

Elizabeth Moss in The Handmaids Tale

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For those who are fans of the poplar Hulu series, The Handmaids TaleThe Handmaids Tale, excitement is in order. Last week, the highly-anticipated teaser for the fourth season was released, and it looks to be promising. It's been two years since the dystopian series last aired, with season 4 picking up right where it left off.

In the official teaser, it appears as if a war is brewing in the Republic of Gilead, with our heroine June Osborne (played by Elizabeth Moss) at the forefront of the fight.


For those who don't watch the series, allow me to fill you in without giving too much away. The series focuses on the totalitarian society of Gilead (formally the United States), where fertile women (known as "Handmaids") are treated as property to bear children for wealthy families who can't conceive.

Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, the series centers around June, who is given the name Offred, as she struggles to survive within the oppressive confines of the newfound society that was once her home.

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Trust me, it sounds worse than it actually is. Ok, it's entirely horrific. However, what makes the series so intriguing, is how it touches on elements within our patriarchal society, that are both terrifying and extremely real. The trailer opens with June having just escaped to Canada, with whispers of a revolution brewing back in Gilead.

Fans who watched last season's finale "Mayday," remember June being shot by one of Gilead's guards, after she helped dozens of children, along with a few Marthas and Handmaids, escape on a plane to Canada. Among those children was June's eldest daughter Hannah.

For two years, viewers were left to wonder whether June survived the gunshot, which was simply cruel of producers to do. Don't they have any consideration for viewers? Thankfully, we now know June not only survived her injury, but escaped in the process. And it's safe to assume she's coming for the oppressive leaders of Gilead.

Particularly Aunt Lydia, who appears to be obsessed with capturing June: her former handmaid charge.

"She's out there planning who knows what kind of atrocities to visit upon our righteous nation," Aunt Lydia bellows in the trailer. "Find her, and bring her to me."

During a virtual interview, Moss hinted that the new season will center around June's relationship with Aunt Lydia.

"One of the things that we deal with this season is power, and what real power means and who has it," she said

In July 2019, the show was renewed for a fourth season. However, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, production was postponed. Production eventually resumed, wrapping on February 25. My anxiety has since subsided. Season 4 of The Handmaids Tale will premiere on April 28, 2021, only on Hulu.

Will you be tuning in? I know I will.

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