Followers have been ready to dive again into Gilead’s drama ever since The Handmaid’s Story Season three finale aired in August 2019. The Hulu present couldn’t stick with its premiere schedule because of the COVID-19 shutdown. However in keeping with sequence’ star Bradley Whitford, the Season four manufacturing is slated to start quickly.
Elisabeth Moss in ‘The Handmaid’s Story’ | Jasper Savage/Hulu‘The Handmaid’s Story’ Season four was scheduled to premiere in Fall 2020
The Handmaid’s Story started principal filming for Season four on March 2, and was scheduled to proceed till August. However when the coronavirus pandemic hit mid-March, the sequence was pressured to close down manufacturing.
The Hulu sequence was initially scheduled for a Fall 2020 premiere. However with solely two weeks of manufacturing accomplished thus far, the solid and crew should movie for at roughly 5 extra months to get the brand new season prepared for launch.
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‘The Handmaid’s Story’ solid and crew have been engaged on Season four from house
In an interview with Collider, sequence star, producer, and upcoming director, Elisabeth Moss revealed that The Handmaid’s Story’s solid and crew tried to work on Season four throughout quarantine. Whereas it’s been in a restricted capability, she stated that they’ve been diligently mapping out what manufacturing will appear to be once they return.
“We’ve a manufacturing name, each week, and we’ve got a producer name each week,” Moss stated. “There have been a whole lot of emails, a whole lot of Zooms, and a whole lot of conversations. One of many nice issues that our line producer has achieved is principally gone to each single division and talked to them, and picked their mind and tried to determine what their day by day course of is, and what they’re on the lookout for and what they want so as to really feel secure, which I feel is a extremely essential a part of it.”
Bradley Whitford confirms Season four manufacturing will resume quickly
When speaking to TV Line, The Handmaid’s Story star Bradley Whitford, who performs Gilead Commander Joseph Lawrence, revealed that he was on set capturing Season four in Canada when the COVID-19 shutdown started. He stated that first, nobody was taking it significantly. However as information of the pandemic unfold, the crew realized it was time to cease filming.
“We have been sort of joking about it,” Whitford stated. “I’m sitting, studying my cellphone, and I open an article the place I’m studying for the primary time, ‘No matter you do, don’t contact your face.’ And whereas I used to be studying it, [a costume staffer] got here and tweaked my scarf — Any person brushed the hair off my brow. Fairly rapidly, it turned clear.”
However the actor additionally introduced some excellent news for followers. He confirmed that the crew has been in talks, and they’re all “going again” to Canada to begin filming quickly.
Whitford didn’t reveal the precise date manufacturing will resume. However he did observe that the solid and crew should quarantine earlier than they will begin filming in Toronto.
“Yeah, hardcore quarantine of two weeks,” he stated. “Like, you’re actually to not allowed to depart your room for 2 weeks. So, one way or the other, I reside in a world the place I get extra home arrest time than Roger Stone.”
If manufacturing on Season four of The Handmaid’s Story is accomplished by early spring, followers can count on a summer season 2021 premiere date.