The third season of ‘Handmaid’s Story’ has come to an in depth, with the deadliest cliffhanger to this point. Star and govt producer Elisabeth Moss spoke to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY about how that can have an effect on the upcoming fourth season.
[WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE FINALE. PROCEED WITH CAUTION] The season three finale of The Handmaid’s Story ended on enormous excessive be aware — and an excellent greater cliffhanger. Although June’s elaborate and seemingly unimaginable plan to smuggle dozens of kids out of Gilead into Canada involves go, it’s at a horrible value, particularly her personal life. Within the final moments of the episode, June lays dying within the forest, having been shot by a Gilead officer whereas shifting the children onto a cargo airplane, her fellow handmaids discovering her bleeding out, barely able to preserving her eyes open. On condition that Elisabeth Moss is each star and govt producer of the present, it’s most unlikely that June will meet her finish, particularly for the reason that present has simply been renewed for season 4. Nonetheless, it brings up an attention-grabbing query: is there a present if June really dies?
“I don’t know,” Elisabeth confessed once we spoke EXCLUSIVELY to her at a FYC occasion for The Handmaid’s Story forward of the finale. “First of all, I can’t say ‘no’. That’s so super egotistical!” Nonetheless, in all seriousness, seeing June stick with it the struggle is one thing that Elisabeth desires to see, as do the followers. “She’s our gal. We prefer to observe her.” As for what’s to return in season 4 total, Elisabeth couldn’t say, on condition that the writers have but to even leap again into the author’s room. “It’s really an awesome place to be in, as a result of I can’t spoil something — as a result of I don’t know what’s going to occur!”
One storyline she does hope to discover subsequent season although is how June copes with the quantity of blood on her arms. In season 3, June is liable for a number of deaths (actually dozens, for those who depend all the ladies she didn’t choose to be Marthas from Chicago.) However I digress: Not solely did June homicide two males in chilly blood, however she additionally aided in a suicide. It’s a critical line that June’s crossed and if she will be able to come again from it’s one thing that basically pursuits the star. “I don’t suppose it’s going to be good,” Elisabeth admits about how June shall be modified by her homicide streak. “One of many issues I’m thinking about doing is the repercussions for that, the implications. Her physique depend I consider is 5 folks by the tip of the season, whether or not by her hand or not … You can’t do this in Gilead and survive.”
Effectively, really, it looks as if you’ll be able to — or at the least for one more season. Collection creator Bruce Miller additionally weighed in on June’s close to loss of life standing and insisted that there’s no present with out June and Elisabeth Moss on the lead. “The present’s referred to as Handmaid’s Story,” Bruce identified once we chatted on the pink carpet. “It’s about her. It doesn’t go on without her — the seed of this story is that she recorded this memoir, and if she dies, there is no more memoir.”
True sufficient, however one can by no means be too cautious as of late! Take a look at the video (above) to listen to extra of Elisabeth’s ideas on season Four and the way engaged on Handmaid’s Story has impressed her to work tougher for change in 2019, plus extra from Bruce on season 3.
The Handmaid’s Story season finale and full third season is obtainable on Hulu now.