THE HANDMAID’S TALE Renewed for Sixth and Final Season

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The Handmaid's Tale Renewed

Hulu’s award-winning, hit drama series, The Handmaid’s Tale has been renewed for a sixth and final season ahead of its season five premiere.

In addition to season six,  Bruce Miller (creator, showrunner and executive producer) is actively developing The Testaments, a follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale,  which picks up years later.

Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale remains increasingly relevant nearly 40 years after its initial publication.

The Handmaid’s Tale renewed again

In 2017, Hulu made history as the first streaming service to win a Primetime Emmy® Award in the Best Series category when the program took home the award for Outstanding Drama Series. Since then, the series has been the recipient of numerous accolades including a combined 15 Emmy® Awards, and the prestigious Peabody Award.

“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,” said Miller.

“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 gotten to this point.”

Said Craig Erwich, President, ABC Entertainment, Hulu & Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals: “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 talent 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 significant cultural impact.  Bruce, Warren, Lizzie and the entire team at MGM have been amazing partners, and we hope fans enjoy these last two seasons.”

The fifth season premieres with two episodes on Wednesday, September 14th on Hulu

In the 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 Nick and 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.

The fifth season stars Elisabeth Moss, Bradley Whitford, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, O-T Fagbenle, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel and Sam Jaeger.

The headline stating ‘The Handmaid’s Tale Renewed for Sixth and Final Season’ has viewers both celebrating and mourning

 

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Lisa Johnson Mandell is an award winning journalist, author and film/TV critic. She can be heard regularly on Cumulus radio stations throughout the US, and seen on Rotten Tomatoes. She is the author of three bestselling books, and spends as much of her free time as possible with her husband Jim and her jolly therapy Labradoodle Frankie Feldman.

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