The Handmaid’s Tale season 4: Hannah to stay in Gilead as showrunner teases The Testaments

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In season four, episode six of the Hulu drama, entitled ‘Vows’, fans were gripped as Moira (played by Samira Wiley) rescued June (Elisabeth Moss) from a war-torn Chicago and promised her that they would help rescue her daughter Hannah (Jordana Blake) from Canada. However, showrunner Bruce Miller has dropped a huge clue that Hannah could potentially end up staying in Gilead.

 As well as being an award-winning show The Handmaid’s Tale is also an award-winning novel written by Margaret Atwood.

The author went on to also write the show’s follow up book The Testaments.

When asked about Jordana Blake potentially starring in The Testaments as Hannah, he answered: “The first thing is to make sure it’s a great show on its own. I hope that ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ when it’s done, you can buy the DVD and put it next to the book and it’s a good companion piece.” 


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He added to Variety: “That’s the same thing I hope for The Testaments, you want it to be a companion piece to the novelistic world so you’re taking little parts that they didn’t explore. It shouldn’t be just a nice spinoff.”

This could be alluding to a potential series of The Testaments and in order for that to be achieved, Hannah would still have to be in Gilead.

This also hints at the fact that June’s next attempt to rescue Hannah could be very unsuccessful.

Fans have seen June carry out numerous unsuccessful attempts to rescue her daughter from the wrath of Gilead after they heartlessly ripped her from June’s arms.


In the first episode of season three, June had managed to get into Hannah’s bedroom while she was asleep, but with the sound of Guardians coming to arrest her, all June could do was tie a red ribbon on her daughter’s wrist.

Elsewhere in the interview, Bruce hinted that June may have to completely forget Hanah and move on with her new life in Canada, reaffirming the show will stick to the “tragedy” June faces in the novels the show is adapted from.

“It’s part of our world and part of June’s story, especially Janine and Lydia and all of these other people she’s left behind. 

“It’s not like she’s left them behind anonymously; she left them behind in a state,” he added to the publication.

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 With June’s newfound freedom in Canada alongside best friend Moira her husband Luke (OT Fagbenle), she will undoubtedly attempt to rescue Hannah again.

While she was a handmaid, June successfully led a handful of Marthas and over 50 children to freedom, but she stayed behind to rescue Hannah.

Now with the arrest of her keepers Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) and his wife Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski), Gilead is slowly but surely falling.

With the addition of June’s case stacked against them, it should be enough to bring down the Gileadean state.

Hopefully, The Handmaid’s Tale will end with June and Hannah reunited – or could that be too good to be true?

With June’s luck finally changing after four seasons could she finally tear down Gilead once and for all?

Or with The Testaments’ harrowing story clearly on the series writers’ minds, perhaps the family reunion is still some way away.

The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 is available to stream on Hulu.


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