Hulu’s dystopian drama series The Handmaid’s Tale has hit a snag right before the premiere of Season 5. The makers shared the great news that the series is being renewed for a sixth season. However, the news that accompanied this renewal definitely wasn’t what fans wanted to hear. Season 5 premieres on September 14, 2022, on the streaming platform with a two-part season premiere.
Creator Bruce Miller Announces The Handmaid’s Tale’s End
However, as per CBR.com, Season 6 will mark the end of the beloved series. Starring Elisabeth Moss as June, Season 5 is slated to lay out the groundwork for an end of the saga in the final chapter. The creator and showrunner of The Handmaid’s Tale, Bruce Miller, issued a statement about the show’s upcoming conclusion.
In his statement, he mentioned,
“It has been a true honor to tell the story of Margaret Atwood’s groundbreaking novel and chillingly relevant world. And we are thrilled to bring viewers a sixth and final season of The Handmaid’s Tale.”
“We are grateful to Hulu and MGM for allowing us to tell this story, which unfortunately has remained as relevant as ever throughout its run. And, are in awe of our incredible fans for their unwavering support, and without whom we never would have got to this point,” he concluded.
Bruce Miller Announces The Handmaid’s Tale’s Sequel
In addition, Miller is popular for being the screenwriter for The 100. As per reports, he is now developing a sequel for The Handmaid’s Tale titled The Testaments.
The Handmaid’s Tale premiered on April 26, 2017, on Hulu. In addition, it is based on a 1985 novel by the same name written by Margaret Atwood. The story is about a dystopian future United States. Renamed Gilead, its totalitarian society forces all fertile women to serve men and bear children. This is a solution to the falling fertility rates. The series has been a commercial and critical success ever since its premiere earning the precious Golden Globe and a total of eight Primetime Emmy Awards.
What Will The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Encompass?
Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment, Disney, and Hulu branded TV streaming originals, talked about these awards. He said, “Five years ago, almost to the day, The Handmaid’s Tale made history when it became the first show to win an Emmy for a streaming service.”
“In the time since it has been a privilege and pleasure to work with some of the finest creative talents in our industry on this show. A distinct and exceptional group of people who continue to produce the highest quality television that has made and continues to make a significant cultural impact,” he continued.
Finally, Season 5’s trailer arrived back in August highlighting the much-awaited confrontation between the Gilead forces and June. However, the trailer didn’t share any glimpse of Season 4’s brutal finale. Are you excited about the Season 5 premiere? Above all, will you be watching? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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