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The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5: Release date, cast, plot and everything you need to know

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The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Updates: Gilead is a gloomy, horrible place to visit, so we’re delighted to provide fans of The Handmaid’s Tale some good news for a change — the program will return for a fifth season!

Even before season four premiered, the actors stated that the show will be renewed in December 2020. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner Bruce Miller stated, “We’re thankful to Hulu and MGM for renewing the program for a fifth season, and especially to our devoted fans for their support.

We are pleased to be able to continue telling these tales with our amazing cast and crew, and we can’t wait to return to the air with season four next year.”

Will this, however, be the final season? In a separate interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Miller confessed that he “doesn’t know” if season five will be the final season of the show: “I mean, we spoke about it, and [Elisabeth Moss] and I spoke about it, and the writing team and I spoke about it extensively about where we’re heading exactly, but I do feel like, after this year, it’s a good time to evaluate,” Miller said. But that’s an issue for “future us,” so in the meanwhile, let’s take a closer look at what The Handmaid’s Tale season five has in store.

Season four of The Handmaid’s Tale faced some significant setbacks due to COVID-related delays, but this should not be an issue going forward (we hope). With that in mind, we wouldn’t be shocked if season five arrives by summer 2022, or at the absolute least by fall that year.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5Who will be a part of it?

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Madeline Brewer’s The Handmaid’s Tale Gilead isn’t exactly the safest place to be, and just because June has fled to Canada doesn’t imply that everyone else is secure. However, assuming that the majority of the important actors return, it appears that the following will all feature in The Handmaid’s Tale season five.

Elisabeth Moss in the role of June Osborne, Joseph Fiennes in the role of Fred Waterford, Serena Joy Waterford is played by Yvonne Strahovski. ,Emily is played by Alexis Bledel, Janine is played by Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd in the role of Aunt Lydia,  OT Fagbenle in the role of Luke,  Nick is played by Max Minghella, Moira is played by Samira Wiley, Bradley Whitford in the role of Commander Lawrence.

The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 plot:

Plot details are few at the moment, but it’s reasonable to assume that The Handmaid’s Tale will continue to examine June’s trauma following her escape from Gilead. Will the frequently contentious torture-porn style, however, survive? That might depend on if the program survives through season five.

The Handmaid’s Tale will “keep continuing” as long as Elisabeth Moss is committed, according to showrunner Bruce Miller. “I’ll keep going as long as Lizzie will do it with me,” Miller told Deadline. “This narrative has a lot of life in it. I’m obviously intrigued by what happened in The Testaments, and whether or not that will be a part of our future is a greater question.”

Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, a sequel published recently, takes place a few years after the first novel and investigates June’s legacy in Gilead and beyond. Characters such as Aunt Lydia return, but no one knows if The Handmaid’s Tale will be allowed to pursue this subject.

That’s because MGM Television and Hulu have already signed The Testaments for another TV adaptation, which implies it might wind up being a solo series of its own.

We won’t be able to smuggle new video over Gilead borders until at least 2022 unless work on season five is accelerated. The Handmaid’s Tale is available on Hulu in the United States and Channel 4 in the United Kingdom.