With the release of the fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale right around the corner, fans of the show will be delighted to hear that the show has been renewed for what the rumor mill calls the final season of the show. Since its inception in 2016 by Bruce Miller, the show has been running strong with back-to-back critically acclaimed seasons leading to multiple Emmy Award nominations and wins.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Cast
The 5th season of The Handmaid’s Tale is set to bring back the ever amazing Elizabeth Moss in the lead role once again as June Osborne. Moss is also rumored to have a lot more creative leeway and also reportedly has directorial obligations in her contract. The actress dropped the major news back in December 2020, well before the release of Season 4. The show reportedly entered production in January earlier this year and is set to bring back most of the ensemble with the future of some still in the dark to not further spoil some of the happenings in the yet-to-be-released Season 4.
The returning members include Joseph Fiennes as Fred Waterford, Madeline Brewer as Janine, Alexis Bledel as Emily, Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy Waterford, Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia. Other members who are yet to confirm their involvement include Olatunde Olateju Olaolorun “O. T.” Fagbenle as Luke, Max Minghella as Nick, Samira Wiley as Moira, Bradley Whitford as Commander Lawrence, and Amanda Brugel as Rita. Fan-favourite Sam Jaeger is expected to return as Mark Tuello and has been dropping hints on his Instagram.
The Testament Spin-Off
According to reports, alongside the inevitable Season 5, Bruce Miller is also pushing for a spin-off series to The Handmaid’s Tale, titled “The Testament” based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name. The spin-off is rumored to begin production alongside Season 5 with Bruce Miller overseeing as producer and head writer.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Release Date
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 is expected to finish production by late 2021 and is expected to be released on April 26th, 2022, on the 6th anniversary of the show.
The show along with all the previous seasons will be available to stream exclusively on Hulu and all partnered platforms.