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Things We Saw Today: The Handmaid’s Tale Is Going to Be on the Air Until Gilead Is Real

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When Hulu first renewed The Handmaid’s Tale for a second season, we all wondered where they were going to go, now that they had (mostly) wrapped up Margaret Atwood’s original story. At this point, though, the idea that they’re still investing in finding new material isn’t at all surprising, especially since the show continues to clean up when it comes to Emmy nominations.

All of that is to say, The Handmaid’s Tale has been renewed for a fourth season.

There are still a few episodes left to air in season three, and personally, I fell behind after the first half of the season. I agreed with Chelsea Steiner’s assessment in her review that the third season offers “a more uplifting theme” than the torture-porny second season, but still “spends too much time spinning its wheels … to yield any satisfying forward momentum.”

There are a lot of issues to be had with The Handmaid’s Tale, but as we inch closer and closer to a real-life Gilead every day, is it weird that I find the fictional version’s presence to be somewhat comforting?

What do you all think of season three and what are your hopes/fears for season four? (via Variety)

  • Raphael Bob-Waksberg has a beautiful thread on Tuca & Bertie and what it’s like to “put your whole heart into something.” (via Twitter)
  • This is probably the best headline ever written: “Cat wrecks video game stream by barfing so hard it breaks a computer.” (via AV Club)
  • This Good Place blooper reel turned my whole day around.

  • Rick and Morty’s Justin Roiland has a new animated show coming to Hulu and it sounds delightful. (via i09)
  • Ahhhhhh, the video for Lizzo’s “Tempo” (ft. Missy Elliott) is finally here! (via YouTube)
  • The Original Cast Recording of the Tony Award-winning Hadestown soundtrack is out today! (Stream or buy it here.) To celebrate, here’s a great interview with the show’s director Rachel Chavkin on what makes a fearless artist. (via Forbes)
  • Looking for a new political podcast? Here are 13 to get you started. (via Oprah Mag)

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Vivian Kane (she/her) is the Senior News Editor at The Mary Sue, where she's been writing about politics and entertainment (and all the ways in which the two overlap) since the dark days of late 2016. Born in San Francisco and radicalized in Los Angeles, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she gets to put her MFA to use covering the local theatre scene. She is the co-owner of The Pitch, Kansas City’s alt news and culture magazine, alongside her husband, Brock Wilbur, with whom she also shares many cats.