Season four of The Handmaid's Tale is going to be airing a lot later than we expected 2 months ago

Season four of The Handmaid's Tale is going to be airing a lot later than we expected

It looks like season four of The Handmaid's Tale is going to be premiering a lot later than expected.

Executive producer Warren Littlefield confirmed the news at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, according to TV Guide. 

Previous seasons of the Hulu hit series had debuted in spring or summer. But season four will be airing in 2020, with production on the series set to start in March.

"We'll start with start principal photography March 2, and we'll be on in the fall," Littlefield said.

Thankfully, he also confirmed that they aren't planning to end the dystopian series after season four.

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"We have not planned Season 4 to be the end, but we also look to Margaret [Atwood]'s book The Testaments and know that that story takes us 15 years into the future," he continued. "But I think we want to keep the bar high, and it would not be a bad thing to leave the audience wanting more and then we could ideally shift into The Testaments."

He also addressed the possibility of whether The Testaments would be a whole new series, or a continuation of the existing TV series.

"Well, if you read the book, then the book is in concert with what we've done. And so, there would be an end to Handmaid's, and you would leap to 15 years later into Testaments," he said. "So, I think they are linked, without a doubt, they're linked, but ... I think we want to embrace the shift where we go to that world, and it is 15 years later. I think that could be real interesting in how much has changed. How different is it? I think that's part of the massive intrigue of the book."