'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 5 on Hulu: Creators confirm Season 6 will be last season of hit dystopian series
The dystopian series 'The Handmaid's Tale' created a storm when it debuted on Hulu in 2017. Since then, people cannot stop talking about the highly-acclaimed series. People love a certain amount of gruesome tragedy and the series' creator Bruce Miller has tapped into that sentiment. The popular TV show is based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. The plot features a fictional dystopian world following a Second American Civil War wherein a totalitarian society subjects has forced fertile women, called handmaids, to produce children for the senior officers. If you have not watched the series, which is highly unlikely, you should stream it as Season 5 is almost here.
In Season 4, viewers witnessed how June objects to Fred's plea bargain agreement and struggles to accept his pending freedom. She draws on all her resources and relationships, risking everything to ensure her own kind of justice. However, this season has got a good rating from the critics. On Metacritic, it has received an average score of 65 out of 100, based on five reviews, indicating "generally positive reviews".
According to a Variety article on Thursday, September 8, the Emmy-winning series has been renewed for its final season! It has now been confirmed that Season 6 will be the last. 'The Handmaid’s Tale' creator, showrunner, and executive producer Miller said in a statement, “It has been a true honor to tell the story of Margaret Atwood’s groundbreaking novel and the 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 gotten to this point.”
Craig Erwich, President of ABC Entertainment, Hulu, and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals, 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. Bruce, Warren, Lizzie and the entire team at MGM have been amazing partners, and we hope fans enjoy these last two seasons.”
After the news surfaced on social media, fans lost their calm. A lot of them took to Twitter, with one saying, "Sad #HandmaidsTale is ending this season but excited to see how it wraps up. Also a big fan of shows actually ending not just fading away." Another fan said, "If you're not ready for the next season of Handmaid's Tale I don't know who you are. #getready #handmaidstale." A third said, "I really thought that the last season of #HandmaidsTale was the last one. I was content with that lol and ummm I’m still not over the husband being sexually assaulted by his wife." A fan commented, "Did our current political situation make this decision cuz tf?! #HandmaidsTale." "Called it! So excited to see how Handmaid’s wraps up, and even more excited to see The Testaments. #HandmaidsTale," said another excited fan.
Sad #HandmaidsTale is ending this season but excited to see how it wraps up. Also a big fan of shows actually ending not just fading away.— Frank (@FrankAuer) September 9, 2022
I really thought that the last season of #HandmaidsTale was the last one. I was content with that lol and ummm I’m still not over the husband being sexually assaulted by his wife— Thee3EyedStallion (@BadddBEE) September 10, 2022
'The Handmaid’s Tale' Season 5 stars Elisabeth Moss, Bradley Whitford, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, O-T Fagbenle, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, and lastly Sam Jaeger. The fifth season of the series will kick off with a two-part episode on Wednesday, September 14 on Hulu.
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