Deadline has reported Hulu’s hit series The Handmaid’s Tale has not only resumed production, but has added Mckenna Grace (Annabelle Comes Home) to its cast for the fourth season.
Grace will star in a recurring role as Mrs. Keyes, “a sharply intelligent, teenaged wife of a much older Commander who rules her farm and household with confidence. She has a rebellious, subversive streak, and is calm and pious on the outside with turmoil, even insanity, on the inside.”
The fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale was a couple weeks into production in Toronto when it was forced to shut down production due to the worldwide health crisis. With it now resuming production the series, which is based off Margaret Atwood’s novel, will premiere sometime in 2021.
McKenna joins series regulars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle, Amanda Brugel, Bradley Whitford. In addition, Sam Jaeger has been made a series regular for the upcoming season after guest starring in the second and third seasons.
Grace will be seen on the big screen next in James Wans’ horror film Malignant and the anticipated Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which was delayed from this summer to March 2021 earlier this year.
Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values’. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
Season four of The Handmaid’s Tale will premiere on Hulu in 2021.
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