God bless the fruit! “The Handmaid’s Tale” is coming back for a fifth season, and we know what’s in store for June and her friends who want to bring down Gilead for good.
The Handmaid’s Tale’s first four seasons were full of jaw-dropping moments that helped creator Bruce Miller win many Emmy Awards for his writing. The Hulu TV show started in 2017 and is based on a book by Margaret Atwood. The book is about a future dystopian society where fundamentalists treat women like property and see many of them as just bodies to raise babies.
Fans can’t wait for season 5 to start so they can see what happens next. Here’s everything you need to know about The Handmaid’s Tale season 5, from the cast to the release date.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Release Date
On September 14, The Handmaid’s Tale will be back. In December 2020, the show was officially picked up for a fifth season, and the premiere date was set for June 2022. The first two episodes will air on September 14.
According to Rd, You won’t be kept waiting for too much longer, so don’t worry about it. On September 14, 2022, the first and second episodes of the fifth season of The Handmaid’s Tale will become available to stream on Hulu.
However, you won’t be able to see the entire thing in one sitting since when the first two episodes are published, you’ll have to stay tuned for a new instalment every Wednesday.
Where Can I Watch ‘The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5?
Season 5 of “The Handmaid’s Tale” will only be available to stream on Hulu in the U.S. So, Netflix, Disney+, and HBO Max won’t be enough. You can’t watch the show even if you have cable. The show is shown on Channel 4 in the UK. Fans in the U.S. who want to see the first four seasons of the show can do so on Hulu.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Cast
Almost everyone from season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale will be back for season 5. Elisabeth Moss is playing June, Yvonne Strahovski is playing Serena, O-T Fagbenle is playing Luke, Samira Wiley is playing Moira, Madeline Brewer is playing Janine, Ann Dowd is playing Aunt Lydia, Bradley Whitford is playing Commander Lawrence, Max Minghella is playing Nick, Amanda Brugel is playing Rita, and Sam Jaeger is playing Mark Tuello. McKenna Grace, who played Esther Keyes, the angry teenage wife, told HollywoodLife that she will be in season 5.
There will be a few new characters in season 5. Christine Ko, who was in “Upload” and “Dave,” will play Lily, a former Martha who now leads a resistance movement in Canada. Genevieve Angelson, who was in “The Afterparty,” will play Mrs. Wheeler, a wealthy Canadian who looks up to Serena and helps Gilead grow in Toronto. In April 2022 and July 2022, Christine and Genevieve were chosen for the show.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Trailer
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Synopsis
Hulu has confirmed that The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 will pick up right where season 4 ended, with all of its dramatic events. If you need a quick review, June and the other Gilead survivors killed Fred Waterford in the woods by beating him.
The official description of Season 5 is: “June has to deal with the consequences of killing Commander Waterford while she tries to figure out who she is and what her purpose is.
As Gilead’s influence spreads into Canada, Serena, who is now a widow, tries to make a name for herself in Toronto. Commander Lawrence works with Aunt Lydia as he tries to change Gilead and get more powerful. June, Luke, and Moira fight Gilead from afar as they keep trying to save Hannah and get back together with her.”
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Ending
The fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale started in April 2021 and had ten episodes that ran until June 2021. For the first time in the series, most of the story happened in Canada, where June finally ended up after escaping Gilead, where she was being held prisoner as a Handmaid.
She got back together with her husband Luke and her best friend Moira, who had been taking care of their daughter Nichole. Hannah, the daughter of June and Luke, is still in Gilead, but they have promised to get her back.
At the end of the season, June planned to kill Commander Fred Lawrence, who had repeatedly raped her while she was in Gilead. Serena Joy, Fred’s pregnant wife, who is also in Canada, won’t be happy about his death.
Aunt Lydia is still in charge of the Handmaids who are locked up in Gilead. This includes Janine, who did not make it to Canada with June.
Nick, June’s boyfriend and the father of her daughter Nichole was made a Commander, even though he helped her kill Commander Waterford. Commander Joseph Lawrence is in Gilead, but he is also working with the resistance group Mayday. His true allegiance is never clear, though.