‘the Handmaid’s Story’: The Whole Thing We Know Approximately Season 5


It gained’t be long now before we have The Handmaid’s Tale Season five. The Emmy-triumphing Hulu drama is currently in manufacturing in Toronto with Elisabeth Moss and showrunner Bruce Miller on the helm for what may be its final season.

The forged and group of the collection have shared a few details about Season 5, plus interesting casting bulletins have lately been made, all constructing up momentum for what’s certain to be a gripping string of episodes.

Here, we damage down everything we recognise about The Handmaid’s Tale Season five up to now.The Handmaid’s Tale Season five Cast

Expect to peer your preferred collection regulars in The Handmaid’s Tale Season five forged. Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, Ann Dowd, Samira Wiley, O-T Fagbenle, Alexis Bledel, Bradley Whitford, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, and Sam Jaeger ought to all be a part of the brand new season. It’s in all likelihood that Joseph Fiennes will reappear as Commander Fred Waterford in flashback shape. And even though now not confirmed, Mckenna Grace will likely appear again as Esther Keyes, who went from Gilead spouse to Handmaid inside the whirlwind Season 4.

That whirlwind season ended with June and other liberated Handmaids brutally killing Fred in a Gilead-fashion salvaging. Miller instructed The Hollywood Reporter after the June 2021 finale that Fred “loss of life doesn’t mean Joe stops coming and being a part of the forged. We do have quite a heavy flashback show.”

Christine Ko is joining The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 cast in an interesting new routine position. The Dave and Hawaii Five-zero alum will play Lily, a former Martha and Gilead refugee who has become a leader of Canada’s resistance motion. Lily is defined as “gritty, resourceful” and “a fierce ally” if she trusts you (thru The Hollywood Reporter).


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We already realize the next season will pick out up where The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 left off. And in keeping with Miller, visitors gets to see Serena Joy Waterford’s response to Fred’s death. (In the finale, June mailed Fred’s finger and wedding ring to the nevertheless-imprisoned Serena. We noticed her commencing the package deal, however not anything more. To say we’re chomping on the bit to peer her complete reaction is a real understatement.)

“I think she does no longer like to lose and she’s misplaced to June,” Miller told TV Insider after the explosive finale. “And I assume she feels at once like June took something from her, did some thing to her. That struggle is escalating between those two women, the ones very smart women who had been in a state of affairs in which the amount of venom that Serena threw June’s manner changed into so irredeemably lousy that now these two girls are form of circling every different and one is full of rage from that treatment and the other is complete of rage/simply competitiveness over excising her effective husband from the arena. That’s truly interesting because I assume that she has a route to non-public strength off of the contemplated power of Fred in an less complicated way than she’s had in the beyond.”

While June can be at the warpath to get Hannah out of Gilead, get her revenge on Serena, and topple the oppressive regime, she’ll be struggling internally along with her choices in the finale.

“I don’t understand if she’s on her manner to closure. The point of view I take is constantly, what does June feel? Not whether I think she’s on the threshold of closure, however I suppose for her, she feels like she’s became down a horrific street and might by no means flip again,” Miller stated. “She seems like she’s made a decision that she is an avenging murderous character, not a mom. Whether or no longer that sticks, whether or not or not she is able to recover from that selection, I assume proper now she feels pretty significantly damaged and likely unfixable at this degree.”

As for the Aunt everybody likes to hate, Dowd says the scripts she’s seen for Season 5 greatly surprised her in a thrilling way.

“I’ve study the first couple of episodes and all I can say is they’re so true,” she told The Independent. “I simply didn’t see any of these items coming. To be capable of get to Season five and you’re thinking, ‘What?!’ Not in an outlandish manner wherein you’re thinking, ‘Wait a minute, how may want to that happen?’ It’s like: ‘[gasps] this is excellent.’ It’s actually precise. There’s stuff that takes place that’s like, ‘Woah, woah, woah.’”


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That’s what we adore to pay attention. While the precise info of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 are largely beneath wraps, June has effective allies in Gilead via Nick and Commander Lawrence, which she and Lily should use to their benefit, should they crew up. It’s possible June will try and liberate Janine and Esther from Gilead, in addition to her and Luke’s daughter, Hannah, now dwelling in Colorado.

We’ll optimistically get to look extra or Moira and Emily’s humanitarian efforts as nicely, and we’d love to peer Luke get concerned in the resistance efforts like he does in The Testaments — Margaret Atwood’s sequel novel to the authentic Handmaid’s Tale book. Also, right here’s hoping there are extra appearances from Cherry Jones as June’s mom, Holly! (We wouldn’t hate it if it turned out she turned into simply alive…) The Handmaid’s Tale Season five Release Date

There’s no legit release date just yet, but The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 is slated to pop out in 2022. Stay tuned with TV Insider for extra updates on this the front. Will The Handmaid’s Tale Season five Be Its Last?

The Handmaid’s Tale may want to very well finish with Season five, but nothing is ready in stone.

“We’re having conversations proper now about what the future of The Handmaid’s Tale holds,” Jordan Helman, head of scripted content for Hulu Originals, told Variety. “What [government producers] Bruce [Miller], Warren [Littlefield], and Lizzie [Moss] have delivered for us over the direction of the past several years certainly warrants a great amount of consider each methods. And so I have the deepest notion that they’re going to come back to us with a plan approximately how a great deal longer the display wishes to go on.”

Miller informed The Hollywood Reporter he “in reality” has an finishing in mind for The Handmaid’s Tale, however time will tell how many greater seasons they want to land it.

“I don’t need to stretch it out. But there have been matters all of us wanted to do in season 4 and we couldn’t get one 10th of them executed,” he stated. “You don’t want to jump over all this thrilling stuff.”

The Testaments is likewise being evolved right into a spinoff collection at Hulu with Miller on the helm. The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 began laying the groundwork for that series, so that you can in all likelihood feature Aunt Lydia as the primary individual, like within the e-book.

Until then, nolite te bastardes carborundorum.

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