The third season of ‘Handmaid’s Story’ has come to a detailed, with the deadliest cliffhanger so far. Star and government 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 big excessive observe — and a good 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 price, 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 aircraft, her fellow handmaids discovering her bleeding out, barely able to maintaining her eyes open. Provided that Elisabeth Moss is each star and government producer of the present, it’s impossible that June will meet her finish, particularly because the present has simply been renewed for season 4. Nonetheless, it brings up an fascinating query: is there a present if June really dies?
“I don’t know,” Elisabeth confessed after we spoke EXCLUSIVELY to her at a FYC occasion for The Handmaid’s Story forward of the finale. “To start with, I can’t say ‘no’. That’s so tremendous egotistical!” Nonetheless, in all seriousness, seeing June stick with it the struggle is one thing that Elisabeth needs to see, as do the followers. “She’s our gal. We prefer to comply with her.” As for what’s to come back in season 4 general, Elisabeth couldn’t say, provided that the writers have but to even soar 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 palms. In season 3, June is liable for a number of deaths (actually dozens, for those who depend all the ladies she didn’t decide 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 come again from it’s one thing that actually pursuits the star. “I don’t assume it’s going to be good,” Elisabeth admits about how June might be modified by her homicide streak. “One of many issues I’m enthusiastic about doing is the repercussions for that, the implications. Her physique depend I imagine is 5 folks by the top of the season, whether or not by her hand or not … You cannot do this in Gilead and survive.”
Effectively, really, it looks like you possibly can — or no less than for one more season. Sequence creator Bruce Miller additionally weighed in on June’s close to dying 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 after we chatted on the crimson carpet. “It’s about her. It doesn’t go on with out her — the seed of this story is that she recorded this memoir, and if she dies, there is no such thing as a extra memoir.”
True sufficient, however one can by no means be too cautious nowadays! 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 more durable for change in 2019, plus extra from Bruce on season 3.
The Handmaid’s Story season finale and full third season is out there on Hulu now.