Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale traces a dystopian future where women have been stripped of their independence, and enslaved.

The hotly anticipated fourth season is streaming first on Showmax in Africa. Episodes 1-3 are available from 29 April, and episodes 4-10 are streaming weekly on Thursdays until 17 June express from the US.

The critically acclaimed drama is based on the celebrated 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, which won the first-ever Arthur C Clarke Award, selling over eight million copies and topping the bestseller lists again in 2017, when the TV adaptation debuted in the aftermath of the Trump election.

The series has won 75 awards to date, including 12 Emmys and Golden Globes for Best Drama Series and Best Actress for its star, Elisabeth Moss. It holds an 8.4/10 score on IMDb and an average critics rating of 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Wrap calls The Handmaid’s Tale “a transcendent cultural phenomenon”; IndieWire says the fourth season “returns with a roar”’; and Collider says, “Those who have seen the previous three seasons and choose to come back for more, brace yourselves, because you can still expect this show to dig into the darkness, as much as ever. But you might be shocked as well, to also feel something rare and precious and new: Hope.”

Stream The Handmaid's Tale S1-3 on Showmax to catch up. Brand-new episodes of Season 4 land every Thursday on Showmax, express from the United States.

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