If you're still rooting for June Osborne, consider today a blessed day.
Hulu announced on Thursday, Dec. 10 that The Handmaid's Tale has officially been renewed for season five. Starring Elisabeth Moss and based on the novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood, the story will continue to follow the totalitarian nation of Gilead, where women are stripped of their human rights and handmaids like June frequently attempt to flee to Canada. Was it just us, or was real life starting to feel like an episode of the Emmy-winning drama at one point this year? Hm.
To share the news, Moss joined her castmates for a video in which they shared that season four has also officially returned to production. The clip finds Moss along with Alexis Bledel, Samira Wiley, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes, Madeline Brewer, Max Minghella, Amanda Brugel, Bradley Whitford, O.T. Fagbenle and Ann Dowd, who said, "All I can say is hold on to your seats." Moss added, "It's my privilege and honor to tell this story."
The fourth season of The Handmaid's Tale is set to premiere in 2021 and will feature 10 episodes. "We're very grateful to Hulu and MGM that the show will be returning for a fifth season, and especially to our loyal fans for their support," Bruce Miller, creator and showrunner, told The Hollywood Reporter. "We are thrilled to be able to continue to tell these stories, with our incredible cast and crew, and can't wait to be back on the air with season four next year."
And if you're looking for more from Atwood's world, Hulu is set to adapt her sequel novel The Testaments, which sounds like it'll be just as haunting. Time to buckle up.
Scroll down to see more renewed and canceled TV shows.
The Handmaid's Tale will return for season four in 2021.