The final episode of Season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale aired recently and as always at the end of a season, the questions are many. So, what do we know about The Handmaid’s Tale season 5? trailer? release date? We tell you everything here.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Release Date: what we know
We know since December 2020 that The Handmaid’s Tale has already been renewed for a season 5, so no worries about that side. As for the release date, no news has yet been given by Hulu. Season 4 has been delayed due to the coronavirus, but if filming for Season 5 can begin at the end of 2021, season 5 could air as early as April 2022 since Seasons 1, 2 and 4 started in April, or in summer 2022 since the broadcast of Season 3 had started in June.
How Many Episodes in The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5?
The number of episodes in season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale is currently unknown, but we can imagine that there will be either 10 episodes (as for seasons 1 and 4) or 13 episodes (as for seasons 2 and 3).
Will The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 be on Amazon Prime Video?
The first 3 seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale are available on Amazon Prime Video (‘The Righteous Gemstones, Bosch Season 8‘). As long as Hulu has the exclusive rights to the series, season 4 will not be available on Prime Video, so we will have to wait for the end of the rights of season 4.
Will The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 be on Netflix?
The Handmaid’s Tale is not currently on Netflix (‘Fargo Season 5, The Spy Season 2‘), but it should finally arrive on Disney+ in a few months thanks to the new Star platform, which will broadcast Hulu content.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Trailer
Not yet. Season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale has just ended, so we will have to wait for a little before having an official trailer. However, At the announcement of the renewal of the series, Elisabeth Moss (June), Samira Wiley (Moira), Yvonne Strahovski (Serena Joy), Joseph Fiennes (Fred), Ann Dowd (Lydia) shot a small video that celebrated not only the new season but also the shooting of season 4.
How many seasons in The Handmaid’s Tale?
Although the series is based on Margaret Atwood’s The Scarlet Servant, it has long since surpassed the book. There are currently 4 seasons available on Hulu and 5th season in production. But how many seasons will be in total is not known at the moment, but showrunner Bruce Miller has already stated in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter that “the series can continue as long as Elisabeth Moss wants to play it”.
How does The Handmaid’s Tale end?
Beware of spoilers about the end of season 4 in what follows. Those who have seen episode 10 know that now Fred Waterford is dead, Serena Joy is not yet aware, and June seems to want to leave Luke and Nichole. Season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale is therefore filled with questions. As for the book, it only tells the story of Offred, or June Osborne, and some characters that can be found in the series. The end of the book is open, we do not know what becomes of June and it is up to the reader to decide what he prefers to imagine.
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The story takes place in the gloomy near future and is set in the fictional totalitarian state of Gilead, which is located on American soil. Art, theatre, social movements, and everything we used to consider civilization are forbidden in Gilead, excluding maybe churches. Women have no rights, while their mission is only motherhood. Each violation of law is subject to the death penalty. Borders are closed, though people know that somewhere behind the walls the democracy prospers.
In spite of such severe laws, the elite lives as they like. The country is full of brothels where the military officers and politicians enjoy lavish lifestyles. Talking about the women’s discrimination, they can’t even study, read, own property, and the only way to survive is only to become the wife of a commander or his handmaid.
The story centers on June Osborne, a young woman who was captured while attempting to escape to Canada, and now thereby she is forced to work as a handmaid, who is assigned to the home of the Gileadan Commander Fred Waterford.