Is there a more terrifying fictional world for women than Gilead? Living in a society ruled by power-hungry religious fanatics who have a duty to ensure that women are brutally subjugated, forced to have children as slaves, can only play limited roles, cannot own property, careers or handle money, and they are not allowed to read. Weather The Handmaid’s Tale can be a heavy watch due to its social commentary, those of us who have been able to stick around for this long are excited to see its new season.
Based on the bestselling book of the same name by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is set in a dystopian totalitarian society, after a second American Civil War. In this world, fertile women are called “Servants” and are assigned to the households of the ruling elite to be forced to bear children for their male masters (called Commanders) and their wives. The show follows the lives of June Osborne, a maid who has been assigned to the household of Gileadan Commander Fred Waterford and his wife Serena Joy, who were key players in the rise of Gilead. But June, resistant, tries to fight against the oppressive system and free herself and other women.
The Handmaid’s Tale was created for television by bruce miller and produced by flower girl, John Herrera, Kim Todd, jose bocciaY Lisa Clapperton. Since the show’s premiere, it has received high critical acclaim and has won several awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama.
The first season of The Handmaid’s Tale premiered on April 26, 2017, and the season followed June’s (now renamed Offred) new reality in Gilead as she tries to break free and reunite with her daughter, Hannah (who she later realizes is trapped in Gilead with her). ). In the second season, June came very close to escaping from her, but she decided to give up her newborn daughter to escape from her while she returned to Gilead. In the third season, June helped many women and children escape and in the fourth season, June finally escaped Gilead and is now working with her husband, Luke, and her friend, Moira, to fight Gilead from a distance with the hope to save the women there and reunite with their daughter, Hannah.
Now, with a new season underway, we’re sure you’re eager to see what’s next for June, so here’s everything you need to know about The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 from release date to plot.
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What is The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 about?
The official synopsis of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 says,
“In Season 5, June grapples with the consequences of killing Commander Waterford as she struggles to redefine her identity and purpose. Widow Serena tries to raise her profile in Toronto as Gilead’s influence creeps into Canada. Commander Lawrence works with Aunt Lydia as he attempts to reform Gilead and rise to power.”
Hulu released the official trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 on July 14, 2022. The trailer shows a battle between a grieving Serena and June. While June seems proud of her actions (killing Major Waterford at the end of the previous season), it seems that her widow, Serena, isn’t going to back down without a fight. Who will be victorious? Will Gilead’s influence take over Canada? Is June safe? The trailer leaves us with many questions that can only be answered in The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5.
Hulu released the full trailer for Season 5 on August 24, 2022. The trailer shows even more of what the season will entail, promising an emotional and explosive next chapter.
When will The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 be released?
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 will premiere on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.
Where can you stream The Handmaid’s Tale season 5?
you can stream The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 on Hulu. If you don’t have Hulu, you can subscribe to the streaming platform for $6.99 per month (with ads) or $12.99 per month (no ads).
Who is in the cast of The Handmaid’s Tale season 5?
Winner of the Golden Globe and the Primetime Emmy Award, elisabeth moss he will return this season to play with June Osborne. Moss is best known for playing Peggy Olson on the AMC drama show, Crazy men and Detective Robin Griffin in the BBC miniseries Top of the lake. Moss has also starred in critically acclaimed films such as the one i loveY The invisible man.
Yvonne Strahovskybest known for playing CIA agent Sarah Walker on the NBC spy drama series Throwand Hannah McKay in the Showtime drama, Right handedwill play Serena Joy Waterford again in The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5. He has also starred in movies like manhattan night Y he is out there.
ann dowd She will once again play the brutal and terrifying Aunt Lydia. Dowd is best known for playing Patricia “Patti” Levin on the HBO series. the remains, a role that earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. Dowd is also known for playing Linda in the drama film, Dougha role that earned him critical acclaim, including nominations from BAFTA and The Critics’ Choice Awards.
samira wleybest known for playing Poussey Washington on the Netflix comedy-drama series orange is the new black will return this season to join June in the fight for freedom. Wiley is also known for her role in movies like Detroit Y social animals.
They’re also back this season. madeline brewer, Fagbenle from OT, Max Minghella, Bradley WhitfordY amanda brugel.
One cast member who won’t be returning this season is Alexis Bledel, who played Emily in the previous four seasons of the show. In May 2022, the actress announced that after much thought, she decided to walk away from the show at this time. It is currently unknown if her character will be replaced by another actress or if she will be cut from the show.
Some new cast members joining this season include cristina ko Y genevieve-angelson.