Hulu renewed The Handmaid’s Tale for a fourth season

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Hulu isn’t ready to leave the Republic of Gilead just yet. Today, at its Television Critics Association presentation, it announced that it has renewed The Handmaid’s Tale for a fourth season.

Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name, it’s set in a world where the United States has fallen into a theocracy where women are stripped of their rights and forced into sexual slavery. The series just wrapped its third season this week, and in the last two seasons, it’s moved further away from the original novel. Hulu didn’t say when the new season would debut.

The show’s first and second seasons attracted some criticism that it was overwhelmingly focused on misery and torture, and this latest season has shifted to focus more on…

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