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The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5: Release Date, Cast and Expected Plot

If you’re eager for answers following Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale’s season 4 finale, don’t worry: a fifth season has already been promised. The cast, led by Elisabeth Moss, released an Instagram video in December 2020 to deliver the good news—five months before the season 4 premiere, which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Release Date

The Emmy-winning series, which is inspired by Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name and was developed by Bruce Miller, debuted its 10-episode season four on April 28. The number of episodes in the fifth season has yet to be determined, but the cast and crew are excited to get started.

The New Season of the show is going to be released on 14th September 2022. And fans can’t wait for the new season to be released

“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.” “We’re ecstatic to be able to keep telling these stories with our amazing cast and crew.”

In May 2022, Moss told Drew Barrymore that they were “halfway through” filming the fifth season. “It’s going really well, we’re halfway through,” Moss said. “I will say that it’s a very big season. We’ve been on location a lot. We’ve been in the studio very little, which for us means that it’s very big. And we’re just constantly on the road, a lot of locations.”

All The Theories Coming Right Up: What To Expect? (spoilers ahead)

The fifth season of the show will begin up where the last one left off, with the characters dealing with the cliffhanger from season 4. June and the rest of the resistance face drama in the aftermath of Fred Waterford’s (Joseph Fiennes) demise, according to the official logline for the future episodes.

Hulu shared an official synopsis for the upcoming fifth season: “June faces consequences for killing Commander Waterford while struggling to redefine her identity and purpose. The widowed Serena attempts to raise her profile in Toronto as Gilead’s influence creeps into Canada. Commander Lawrence works with Aunt Lydia as he tries to reform Gilead and rise in power. June, Luke, and Moira fight Gilead from a distance as they continue their mission to save and reunite with Hannah.”

Who All Made It To Season 5? Cast List is Here

Apart from the star casts other characters to look out for in this season will be:

  1. T. Fagbenle as Luke Bankole, June’s husband

2. Samira Wiley as Moira Strand, June’s best friend

3. Max Minghella as Commander Nick Blaine, the Waterfords’ former driver and June’s lover

4. Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia Clements, a woman who oversees the handmaids

5. Madeline Brewer as Janine Lindo, a recaptured handmaid who has one eye

6. Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence, a high-ranking Gilead official and June’s last commander

7. Amanda Brugel as Rita Blue, the Waterfords’ former Martha now living in Canada

8. Sam Jaeger as Mark Tuello, U.S. government official in Canada

9. Jordana Blake as Hannah Bankole, June and Luke’s daughter

10. Stephen Kunken as Commander Warren Putnam, Janine’s former commander

11. Ever Carradine as Naomi Putnam, Warren’s wife

12. Mckenna Grace as Esther Keyes, the former wife of a commander and now a handmaid

Elisabeth Moss directed episodes 3, 8, and 9 of season 4, and she told THR, “This is not going to be the last time she directs.”

Hulu has previously released a trailer a month before the show’s premiere date. Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 will premiere in mid-September, so keep a watch out for the first clips of the new season in August.

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