Hulu Renews ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ for a Fourth Season, Presents Upcoming New Original Content
Today, during the Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour, Hulu’s Senior Vice President of Originals, Craig Erwich announced that the streaming service renewed The Handmaid’s Tale for a fourth season. The Emmy Award-winning show currently has three episodes from season two competing at this year’s event, with 10 nominations in the bank. Season three, which is currently mid-season, still has three more episodes to air on Hulu.
Erwich also announced a new comedy series Love, Beth produced by and starring Amy Schumer. The 10-episode, half-hour comedy series will feature Amy Schumer as creator, writer, director and executive producer. More information on the series will be announced at a later date, as Love, Beth is expected to launch late 2020.
He also announced that Hulu is delving into original food programming with an untitled 10-episode series helmed by Padma Lakshmi. Each 30-minute episode follows Padma as she learns, immerses and celebrates communities from around the world that have taken root in America, changed it and been changed by it.
Erwich also presented the company’s lineup of upcoming original programming including Wu-Tang: An American Saga from Brian Grazer and The RZA, Dollface starring Kat Dennings, Looking for Alaska, based on the best-selling novel by John Green and produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Reprisal from Warren Littlefield and starring Abigail Spencer and Mindy Kaling’s reimagining of Four Weddings and a Funeral.
The new series will join which join the company’s collection of premium original content, which currently include the recently released reboot of Veronica Mars and will also be adding season three of Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville.