Handsmaid's Tale season 4 casts Haunting of Hill House star Mckenna Grace

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The Haunting of Hill House star Mckenna Grace is joining the cast of dystopian drama The Handmaid's Tale.

The actor, who played the younger version of Kate Siegel's Theodora Crain in the hit Netflix horror, has signed on to portray "a sharply intelligent, teenaged wife of a much older Commander who rules her farm and household with confidence" in the show's upcoming fourth season, Deadline has confirmed.

After the news broke, Grace took to Instagram to share a screenshot of the publication's news report. "Blessed be the fruit," the 14-year-old captioned the image.

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Photo credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

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Throughout her career, Grace has also appeared as the titular characters in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Captain Marvel and I, Tonya. She also had a role in last year's Annabelle Comes Home.

Sometime in 2021, she'll return to the big screen as Phoebe Spengler in Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters: Afterlife, starring opposite Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon and Paul Rudd.

Deadline also revealed that The Handmaid's Tale resumed production on season four two weeks ago in Toronto, having been shut down earlier in the year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Photo credit: MGM

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"This show is my life and this cast and crew is my family," Elisabeth Moss, who plays protagonist June explained on Instagram at the time. "Nothing is more important than making sure they and everyone around them is safe.

"We hope to be back in production as soon as it's safe to do so. In the meantime stay safe and healthy and take care of yourselves. So much love from our family to yours."

Adapted by Bruce Miller, from Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel of the same name, The award-winning series also features from Black Widow's O.T. Fagbenle, Yvonne Strahovski (Stateless), Gilmore Girls fave Alexis Bledel, Orange is the New Black's Samira Wiley and American Horror Story: Asylum actor Joseph Fiennes.

The Haunting of Hill House is available to stream on Netflix now. The Handmaid's Tale airs on Hulu in the US and Channel 4 in the UK.

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