McKenna Grace (Captain Marvel) has joined the cast of Hulu’s hit series, The Handmaid’s Tale for its fourth season, Deadline has learned.
According to the trade, Grace will play Mrs. Keyes, a sharply intelligent, teenaged wife of a much older Commander who rules her farm and household with confidence. She has a rebellious, subversive streak, and is calm and pious on the outside with turmoil, even insanity, on the inside.
The series recently resumed production in Toronto. Production was a couple of weeks into filming when the coronavirus outbreak forced Hulu’s flagship series to shut down for nearly six months. Star and executive producer Elisabeth Moss, who recently signed a first-look deal with the streamer, made the announcement on Instagram.
The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was the United States. Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state and is faced with environmental disasters and a plummeting birth rate.
An Emmy juggernaut and a drama series winner, The Handmaid’s Tale landed 10 nominations this year and won its first 2020 statuette last night, during night three of the Creative Arts Emmy’s.
The series, produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM, 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 who has been upped to a series regular.
The Handmaid’s Tale is executive produced by creator/showrunner Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Eric Tuchman, John Weber, Frank Siracusa, Sheila Hockin, Kira Snyder and Yahlin Chang.
McKenna Grace is having quite the career. The fourteen-year-old has appeared in major hit films including Independence Day: Resurgence, I, Tonya, Captain Marvel, Annabelle Comes Home, and Scoob!, as well as multiple television hit series The Lion Guard, Fuller House, Elena of Avalor, and Young Sheldon. Grace will star in Sony’s upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife hitting theaters next year.