Wait until you hear what the next decade has in store for you if 2020 and 2021 gave you the jitters.
Season four of The Handmaid’s Tale premiered in May of 2021, and since then, fans have been wondering if a fifth – yes, a fifth – season is on the way. After all, Gilead is overflowing with tasks!
June (Elizabeth Moss) and a group of women beat FredWaterford to death in the woods at the end of season four. Her husband, Luke, discovers her in her daughter Nichole’s room the next day covered in blood and distraught. What happens to her at the end, though?
Is The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 confirmed?
Yes, there will be a fifth season of the popular Hulu series. Season four production was halted due to the Coronavirus epidemic, hence season five will most likely premiere in 2022.
When talking about her new film Mass with The Independent, actress Ann Dowd, who plays the show’s scary Aunt Lydia, foreshadowed upcoming episodes of season five.
‘We begin shooting in February,’ Dowd stated when asked about the season five cast and crew.
‘I’ve only read the first two episodes, but I’m already hooked. I was completely unprepared for any of this. Season five and you’re like, “What the hell?”
In a way that doesn’t make you wonder, “Wait, how could that possibly happen?”‘ Like, “[gasps] that is great,” it’s like that. It’s fantastic. Occasionally, events occur that leave you saying, “Woah, Woah, Woah.”
Instagram shared a video in December 2020 of various cast members, including Elisabeth Mose, Alexis Bledel, Joseph Fiennes, Max Minghella, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, Bradley Whitford, Madeline Brewer, and O. T. Fagbenle.
On Hulu, the actors confirmed the show’s renewal for a fifth season in a video posted online. ‘The cast has a special message for you Season 4 returns in 2021,’ reads the video’s title. Oh, and we’ve been renewed for a fifth season, praise God! #HandmaidsTale.’
‘Telling this narrative is a privilege and an honor for me.’ A roller coaster ride is in store for us, says Moss.
‘We’re incredibly grateful to Hulu and MGM that the show will be returning for a fifth season, and especially to our dedicated fans for their support,’ series creator Bruce Miller said in December 2020, via The Hollywood Reporter.
The show’s producers say they’re pleased to be able to tell these stories again with the help of its stellar cast and crew, and they can’t wait to return for season four next year.
Who will star in The Handmaid’s Tale season 5?
We can expect to see more of Moss, Bledel, and Wiley, as several of the original cast members appear in the film announcing the confirmation of a fifth season. However, there may be some new faces added to the mix.
Thanks to Miller’s comments to THR, British actress Zawe Ashton and actors Mckenna Grace and Reed Birney joined the season four cast.
There are rumors that Ashton will appear more in season 5, but we don’t know for sure yet.
In an interview with Digital Spy, actress Amanda Brugel discussed the show’s detractors and similarities to Saw in the early episodes of season four. We’ve seen everything from gouged eyes to tongues cut out over the years.
Because, as the actor put it, “the only way I think you can have an impact is to make people uncomfortable,” To get people to stand up and pay attention, you don’t need to make them feel uncomfortable, but you do need to make them feel something.
No new information was presented throughout the show. Throughout the world, things like this are happening all the time. I think it’s vital to show that we’re not even close to being done with our path, especially toward violence against women, misogyny, and equity between the sexes,’ even while it’s uncomfortable and difficult to digest
after Madeline Brewer, who plays Laurel, admitted the show can be difficult to watch, especially in the past year. ‘I think the show since season one has been a big ask,’ she told Digital Spy. The audience is asked to participate in a lot of this, and you know, it’s not enjoyable. You aren’t watching Mamma Mia! at the moment. This is not the world that we are living in, but I still love Mamma Mia.
Is there a trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale season 5?
No, and you shouldn’t be expecting one for a long time.
Handmaid’s Tale season 5 Release Date
No, although it’s expected that season five will debut in the fall of 2022, possibly as early as the summer.
Samira Wiley (who plays Moira) stated in a November 2021 interview that the cast would start filming soon.’
When asked by THR if the entire season had been planned out in advance, Miller replied, “We started filming and then had to halt.”‘ Our tale was impacted greatly by everything from the number of people in a scene and the number of performers that had to travel, to the locations, and the number of people in each scene.
After all, ‘I think we are doing a great show, and I am very happy with the work that we are doing, but it was hard, and it will continue to be a challenge for us.’
A 30-second teaser for season four was released on June 24, 2020, while the full trailer was unveiled on March 30, 2021, both on Hulu.
What will happen in The Handmaid’s Tale season 5?
Given how season four ended, you can bet there will be plenty of drama this season.
When June is seen cuddling her kid at the end of Season 3, she says, ‘I know, Luke.’ I’m truly sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you.
It would be great if you could give me just a few minutes, okay? Then I’ll leave you two alone for a few minutes.”
It’s unclear where she’ll go next now that she’s been forced to deal with the ramifications of killing Fred Waterford.
Miller told THR that if the pandemic hadn’t happened, he would have had completely different ideas for the fifth season. While Lizzie and I, as well as the rest of the writing crew and myself, have discussed where we’re headed in great detail, I believe that after this year, it’s a good time to reevaluate.
The storey has reached a pivot point, but I don’t know if that is the conclusion or not,’ the narrator says. “It feels like the storey world has opened up because of all the changes in our real world,” he says. “It seems like a good time to reevaluate what you thought.”