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The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 is a top priority for many fans of the series. But we don’t know much about it at this point, so here are some things that we do know. In season four, June gave birth to her daughter and was taken away by Nick to live with him and his wife until she was old enough to be sent back into Gilead as a handmaid. Clearly, there is more story left in The Handmaid’s Tale!
The release date of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5:
The premiere date for season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale has not been unveiled, but with season 4 premiering in April 2021, a 2022 release season 5 could happen.
The cast of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5:
- Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne
- Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia
- Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy
- O.T Fagbenle as Luke Bankole
- Samira Wiley as Moira Strand
- Madeline Brewer as Janine Lindo
- Max Minghella as Nick Blaine
- Alexis Bledel as Emily Malek
Season 5 may not be the last:
Showrunner Bruce Miller hasn’t decided how far into the future The Handmaid’s Tale will run. He told THR in December 2020 that he had “very different ideas” about the show’s timeline before the pandemic but has since changed his mind.
“I do feel like, after this year, it’s a good time to reassess,” he said. “So I know where I am in the story, and I do feel like we’re kind of reaching kind of a pivot point, but whether that’s the end or not, I don’t know.
It just feels like it’s a good time to reassess what you were thinking, just because the story world has opened up because the real world has changed so much.”
What happens next in The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5:
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Miller described the upcoming season as “Sophie’s Choice: The Series, in that you’re moving on with someone who’s made these terrible choices.”
“I think moving forward, there’s really a couple of things. It’s the American story can we snap back to normal, or do we have to move on into something new? And that’s where June is right now. She’s done this terrible thing, or what she feels like is irredeemable. Can she snap back?
Or does she have to decide that sometimes you not only have to sacrifice part of your life, but you have to sacrifice your whole life to making the world better for the next generation?
How many seasons are there in The handmaid’s Tale Season 5:
Miller previously admitted ahead of season 4 that he “didn’t know” whether season 5 would mark the end of the show.
Is The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 worth watching?
It’s possible that we might not find out what happens until after season four wraps up this year. But there are a lot of hints as to where things may end up next: June could be pregnant with Nick’s child.