If you’ve been craving for Margaret Atwood’s dystopian tale to return for its next instalment, you don’t have to wait any longer: The Handmaid’s Tale S5 is premiering very soon this September!
The stakes rose higher than ever in S4, leaving us with one hell of an ending. Now we’re back to track how June will deal with Commander Waterford’s death and the rest of her mission.
Here are all the details you’ll need to gear up for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5.
1. The Handmaid’s Tale S5 Premiere
The Handmaid’s Tale will be making a comeback with Season 5 on Wednesday, September 14. The great news is that S5 will premiere with Episodes 1 and 2 which will be dropped at 12 am ET/3 am PT.
2. Where to Watch The Handmaid’s Tale S5
The Handmaid’s Tale S5 will air on Hulu, as it did with every other season. The episodes will also be available on demand.
The Handmaid’s Tale S5 will not be available on any other streaming service like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV, etc in the US.
3. Episode Schedule
After premiering Episodes 1 and 2, S5 will follow a weekly release schedule, releasing one episode per week. There will be a total of ten episodes in The Handmaid’s Tale S5.
Want to chalk out which dates to keep free for the show? Have a look at the episode schedule here:
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4. The Handmaid’s Tale S5’s Plot
Before going into The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5, I bet you’d like to know what to expect.
As you may remember, coming to their wit’s end, June and other Gilead survivors beat Commander Fred Waterford in the woods, closing Season 4 with his death.
It’s obvious that S5 will depict how June is to face the consequences of these actions, especially since Waterford’s widow Serena begins schemes of her own. Plus, June cannot lose sight of her ultimate mission of reuniting with Hannah.
Aunt Lydia will once again be in the spotlight, as Commander Lawrence works with her trying to reform Gilead and bring it to its former glory.
Talking about Aunt Lydia, she’s also a central character in Margaret Atwood’s sequel The Testaments, which is getting a show of its own too. Perhaps The Handmaid’s Tale S5 and S6 will sow seeds to this story as well.
5. About The Handmaid’s Tale
The Handmaid’s Tale is an American dystopian television series created by Bruce Miller for Hulu. It is based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name.
Set in the fictional dystopian state of Gilead, where fertile women are kept as “handmaids” and are subjected to child-bearing slavery, the series Offred (June Osbourne) and her fight for her freedom from Gilead, along with all the oppressed.
The series has covered four seasons worth of runtime, and the fifth season will premiere on Hulu on 14 September 2022.