The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 is officially coming. The next episode of the Hulu show is being filmed right now. Even though we don’t have a release date for the new season yet, we’ve done our best to guess when it might come back to the streamer, and we also have a lot of other information.
Season 4 ended with a bang, and we’re sure that June and the others’ actions will have effects far beyond the first episode. Most of the cast is likely to come back, and some of them, like Samira Wiley, who plays Moira, has given hints about what will happen next with their characters.
One of the bosses at Hulu has even said that the show will have something to do with The Testaments, the sequel book by Margaret Atwood. Read on to learn everything we know so far about The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 and more.
The Story of Season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale
The dramatic ending of The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 gives us a good idea of where the show might go next, even though no official plot details have been released yet. If you need a quick review, June and the other Gilead survivors killed Fred Waterford in the woods by beating him.
Samira Wiley, who plays Moira, has said that this is where the show will pick up when it comes back. She said this on The View. “We’re pretty much right back where we were.
Commander Waterford’s fate was shown in the season finale, so everyone who saw it knows what happened. So, as usual, June is in a little bit of trouble.” She also said that June will still be in Canada in the new season, trying to figure out how to bring down Gilead from there.
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Moss told TVLine “I will say that this season has been one of the more exciting ones we’ve had. There have been times when, you know, a lot has happened. Some times of the year not as much happens. Season 5 is almost too much for me to keep up with.
And it’s not just words. I really mean that there is so much going on that I almost can’t keep up.”We’ll also be getting closer to The Testaments, the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
Hulu has confirmed that they will adapt the book, which takes place 10 years after the first book. Jordan Helman, who is in charge of scripted originals at Hulu, has already talked about how it will connect to The Handmaid’s Tale. He told Deadline, “The beginning of The Testaments on Hulu and the end of The Handmaid’s Tale are connected.”
Season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale Stars
Most of the main cast should be back for season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale. That means that Moss will be back as June, along with Alexis Bledel as Emily, Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia, O-T Fagbenle as Luke, Max Minghella as Nick, Wiley as Moira, Bradley Whitford as Commander Lawrence, Brugel as Rita, Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Waterford, and Madeline Brewer as Janine.
We also think that some of the new characters from season 4 will be back. After making an impression in Gilead, it is thought that Mckenna Grace will return as Mrs. Keyes. The actress is well-known for playing Sabrina in the Netflix remake.
After the horrible death of Commander Waterford in season 4, Joseph Fiennes will probably have less to do on the show. But we could see him again in flashbacks, as showrunner Bruce Miller hinted to Entertainment Weekly: “I would die if I didn’t see Joe [Fiennes] again.”
Expected Release Date
No date has been set for when The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 will come out. Amanda Brugel, who plays Rita on the show, shared the news on her Instagram account that filming had begun. In February 2022, she shared a video of herself on the set of season five.
In Ontario, Canada, where the show is filmed, there were also signs about filming. Under the code name Ruby Red, which is thought to be The Handmaid’s Tale, these reports said that filming would happen in Brantford from February to March 2022.
Most of the time, it takes about seven to eight months from the start of filming to the start of the show. Season 1 started filming in September 2016, and the first episode came out in April 2017.
Season 2 started filming in the fall of 2017, and the first episode came out in April 2018. Season 3 started filming in October 2018, and the first episode came out on Hulu in June 2019. Season 4 was a little different because the Covid-19 pandemic slowed down filming, post-production, and the release date.
Based on how the other seasons came out, season 5 could come out on Hulu as early as fall 2022, even though filming won’t start until February 2022. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear more about when it will be out.
How Did the Last Episode of the Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 End?
In season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale, June met with Fred Waterford, ostensibly to say goodbye before he went to Zurich and made a deal with the international court that set him free. But it was clear that their meeting made her unhappy, so June tried to find a way to stop Fred from getting away.
Mark Tuello was jogging when June came up to him and asked him to drive her somewhere. There, they made an offer to Commander Lawrence. If they gave Gilead Fred, 22 women who had been caught while working for the resistance would be set free.
Mark agreed, and just as Fred was getting on a plane to go to Zurich, he was arrested and taken to a place called “no man’s land.” Commander Lawrence met him there, but he gave him right back to Commander Nick Blaine right away.
Nick took Fred into the woods, and June met them there. After she kissed Nick and said goodbye to him, she took Fred’s handcuffs off. She blew a whistle when he started to thank her. From the woods, a group of former handmaids came out, and June told Fred to run.
He ran away, and June and the other maids gave chase. Then Fred fell down, and June started beating him. The other women soon joined in.
The bloodied women got in their cars and drove home the next morning. June sneaked into her house and went to her daughter Nichole’s room to give her a hug. Luke, her husband, found them and saw that June had blood on her face.
He knew right away what she had done. He broke down and fell to the floor. June told him, “I’m sorry.” “Give me five minutes with her and I’ll leave,” he said. During this, a flash shows that Fred’s body is hanging from the wall without its head.
“Nolite te bastardes carburondorum” is written in blood below. Serena is calm as she works on her computer in the detention centre. A mailman opens a package that was sent to her and is sitting outside. Fred’s wedding ring and his finger fall out.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Handmaid’s Tale Over After Season 5?
One of the stars won’t be back for the fifth season. Fans of the dystopian Hulu show The Handmaid’s Tale was told there would be a fifth and possibly last season before season 4 even aired.
Where Can I Find Season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale?
Hulu will bring back The Handmaid’s Tale. The fifth season will be available on the Disney-owned video streaming service, just like the first four seasons.
Does Netflix Have the Handmaid’s Tale?
The Handmaid’s Tale is a Hulu Original show, so it is not available on Netflix. Where Can I See All Seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale? The Handmaid’s Tale is available to watch in its entirety on Hulu and the U.K. version of Amazon Prime Video.