At the beginning of March, actors from The Handmaid’s Tale posted about returning to the show. The actors referenced wardrobe fittings and filming, signaling how excited they were for production to begin.
“This poster hangs in our wardrobe office. Which means, I’m in wardrobe. Which means, we READY. Hey Season 4, nice to finally meet you, girl. #fitting #whatshalliwear,” wrote Amanda Brugel, who plays Rita, on Instagram.
O-T Fagbenle, who plays Luke, posted a photo on Instagram with Max Minghella and Joseph Fiennes.
Days after the cast posted about their excitement on social media, Deadline reported that filming for season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale is postponed due to coronavirus.
“Hulu’s Emmy-winning dystopian drama series The Handmaid’s Tale is shutting down production amid escalating coronavirus pandemic and a national emergency declared in the U.S,” reads the report. “The drama has been filming its fourth season, which marks the directorial debut of Emmy-winning star Elisabeth Moss. It is produced by MGM Television, whose shows are all in various stages of winding down, as are virtually all Hollywood productions.”