The Handmaid's Tale Season 4: Aunt Lydia, Janine & Nick's Journeys

To help viewers, new and long-time, get ready for the return of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale for a fourth season, the streaming service has been revisiting the three-season backstories for a number of key characters. Previously, we looked at June (Elisabeth Moss), Rita (Amanda Brugel), Serena (Yvonne Strahovski), Moira (Samira Wiley), Luke (O. T. Fagbenle), and Fred Waterford ( Joseph Fiennes). This time around, we catch on three more important figures in the battle to free Gilead- or maintain the status quo: Ann Dowd's Aunt Lydia, Madeline Brewer's Janine, and Max Minghella's Nick.

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Here's a look at their respective journeys in the following three teasers- with Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale set to return to the streaming service on April 28:

Here's your look at the official trailer followed by two previous teasers for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale:

When COVID delays began happening last summer, Moss offered some insight into how the production was dealing with the shutdown: "Yes, we have a production call, every week, and we have a producer call, every week. There have been a lot of emails, a lot of Zooms, and a lot of conversations. One of the great things that our line producer has done is basically gone to every single department and talked to them, and picked their brain and tried to figure out what their daily process is, and what they're looking for, and what they need, in order to feel safe, which I think is a really important part of it. There's a lot of stuff that's above my pay grade and above my head, that we're all reading about in the Hollywood Reporter."

Moss continued, "But for us, as producers, and for most producers, it's about, how do you do it and be safe? That's all. Human life is not worth making a TV show for. Everyone wants to go back to work because we love what we do, and there's also people that need to support their families and themselves. The producers contributed to a fund for our crew, that is out of our own pockets and has nothing to do with our larger corporation. We put a lot of money into it, and we've been keeping our crew going through that and supporting them being out of work. But we've gotta do it safely, and we're just trying to figure that out. It's all-new territory, and we're all in the same boat here."

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The Handmaid's Tale returns in 2021 (Image: Hulu)

Produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM, The Handmaid's Tale stars Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle, Amanda Brugel, Bradley Whitford, and Sam Jaeger. Moss, series creator and showrunner Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Eric Tuchman, John Weber, Frank Siracusa, Sheila Hockin, Kira Snyder, and Yahlin Chang.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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