While we were waiting for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 to return, the star cast of the show surprised everyone by teasing that The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 is on the cards. The Emmy-winning series debuted back in April 2017 and has gained immense popularity to date. Now it is set to return despite extended delays due to the global pandemic. However, fans still have to wait to know how June tackles the situation now.
Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name, the Handmaid’s Tale is a tragedy drama series on Hulu. It revolved around an era where fertility rates collapsed as the aftermath of the civil war. So, the government of Gilead forced women to work on limited roles. The fertile women called Handmaids are often assigned to the elite’s multiple homes, where they must submit to their male masters, so they can give birth to their children.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5: Is It Renewed For The Next Season?
Elizabeth Moss has recently confirmed that they will return for the fifth season. The renewal announcement came before The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 could air. Although the pandemic has delayed the fourth season’s production, fans can breathe a sigh of relief as filming has already begun. However, the fourth season will consist of only ten episodes rather than its usual thirteen. So, it’s uncertain how many episodes The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 would contain.
Creator Is Thrilled To Return
In an interview, the crew and the cast member stated that they are eager to start the fifth season. The series creator Bruce Miller said they are grateful to MGM and Hulu to give them a chance to return with the fifth season. Even he thanked the loyal series fans for supporting them in this journey. Now, they can continue the story of June and her fellow allies in the fourth and fifth seasons.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5: Who Will Be In The Cast?
Well, it’s quite impossible to predict who will return for the fifth season before the fourth season could air. However, most of the core members would return. These include Elizabeth Moss as June Osborne, Joseph Fiennes as Commander Fred, and Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy Waterford. Along with them, Alexis Bledel as Dr. Emily Malek, Madeline Brewer as Janine Lindo, and Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia will return as well.
Further, O. T. Fagbenle as Luke Bankole will return with Max Minghella as Commander Nick Blaine and Samira Wiley as Moira Strand. Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence with Amanda Brugel as Rita and Sam Jaeger as Mark Tuello will also return. Sam Jaeger has recently upped as series regular for the fourth season. Other cast members include Mackenna Grace as Mrs. Keyes, the youngest wife of the Commander. Reed Birney will join as a Gilead resident with Zawe Ashton as Moira’s girlfriend.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5: When Will It Return?
As of now, it’s unclear when The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 would return. However, creator Miller confirmed that The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 would premiere this year. So, we can expect that The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 could release in 2022.
Is It The Last Season?
The showrunner Miller isn’t sure how long this journey could continue. But he’s pretty hopeful to continue beyond the fifth season, as they have different ideas to access the story. Although they have reached the pivot point still there are more to come. Further, Hulu has acquired the rights to Atwood’s 2019 novel named The Testaments. However, production on the spinoff hasn’t begun yet. But Miller statedb it’s still in the works.