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

The Handmaid's Tale season 4: "Blessed be the squad."

Filming of the Handmaid's Tale season 4
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The Handmaid's Tale season 4 is currently shooting in Canada, with the cast reunited to film the next instalment of the hit franchise. 

Based on the original novel of the same name by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale concluded its third season with a nail biting finale that left many fans in floods of tears. 

There are many unanswered questions and plot lines to be resolved, so if like us you've been eagerly anticipating the new series, here's when and how to watch The Handmaid's Tale season 4 online in 2021…

When is The Handmaid's Tale season 4 release date?

So far Hulu, the home of the show in the US, have confirmed that the new season is "coming in 2021" but an exact date for the new season's release is yet to be disclosed.

This is because, like many shows in 2020, filming of the new season was affected by the coronavirus pandemic – pushing back the release schedule. 

The cast confirmed in a video on the official social media account for the show that they are currently back in Canada filming the fourth season at the moment. 

As a result, it is hoped that The Handmaid's Tale season 4 will be ready to release by the summer in 2021.

Handmaid's Tale season 4 trailer

The Handmaid's Tale season 4 trailer promises another blockbuster season for the smash-hit dystopian show.

Opening with June stating: "I can't rest. My daughter deserves better. We all deserve better. Change never comes easy. This war isn't going to win itself." We see an injured June being carried out of the woods by her fellow handmaids, picking up the new season where the dramatic season finale of season 3 left the story. 

As well as sneak peeks of the new series, in the trailer we also see clips from previous seasons of the show, reminding us of the journey June has been on so far.

The trailer for the  Handmaid's Tale season 4 concludes with a determined looking June saying: "We're just getting started…" A thrilling suggestion of what's to come. 

Watch the Handmaid's Tale season 4 trailer here: 

How to watch The Handmaid's Tale season 4 online in the US

If you have a subscription to streaming service Hulu you can watch seasons 1-3 of The Handmaid's Tale there.

A subscription to Hulu starts at $5.99 a month, but you can also get a free trial for one month before you sign-up. 

How to watch The Handmaid's Tale season 4 online in the UK

Channel 4 is the home of The Handmaid's Tale in the UK and has been where all three of the previous seasons have aired. 

At the moment however, the first three seasons of The Handmaid's Tale aren't currently available on Channel 4's video-on-demand platform 4od. 

They may well become available to view when the new season launches, but until then seasons 1-3 are available to watch on Amazon Prime Video if you have a subscription to their streaming service. 

An annual Amazon Prime membership is £79. A monthly Amazon Prime membership is £7.99 a month, or you can get a 30-day Amazon Prime free trial.

How to watch The Handmaid's Tale season 4 online from anywhere in the world

If you are outside the UK or US and cannot access your Hulu or Amazon Prime Video account because of geo-restrictions, then you can watch The Handmaid's Tale online via a VPN.

A VPN is a really easy-to-use piece of software that lets you change the IP address of your phone or laptop so you can use your devices as you would in your home country – but while abroad.

The best VPN on the market right now is ExpressVPN, who currently have a 30-day money back guarantee, meaning that installing their VPN is 100% risk free and you can change your mind without being charged. 

If you've never installed a VPN before, don't worry – it's actually very simple:

  1. Download and install the VPN following ExpressVPN's easy-to-follow instructions (ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and if you click here you can get 49% off and 3 months free, too.)
  2. Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location as anywhere in the UK
  3. With your VPN installed and server location set to the US, you can now go to Hulu and watch The Handmaid's Tale.

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Will There Be A Handmaid's Tale Season 5?

It's good news for fans of the show because The Handmaid's Tale Season 5 has been officially confirmed.

The cast shared the good news in a video on the show's official social media with actress Elizabeth Moss (who plays June Osbourne) announcing: "I'm thrilled to announce that we have been picked up for season 5."

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She also said: "It is my privilege and honour to tell this story," before adding, "It's going to be a wild ride."