Season 5 of 'The Handmaid's Tale': Release Date, Trailer, Plot, and Everything You Need to Know

Season 5 of 'The Handmaid's Tale': Release Date, Trailer, Plot, and Everything You Need to Know ...

Is there a more terrifying fictional world for women than Gilead? Living in a society ruled by power-hungry religious fanatics who make it their job to ensure that women are not held accountable for their actions, cannot only work limited roles, cannot own properties, careers, or read books, and are not permitted to participate in the new season.

The Handmaids Tale is set in a dystopian totalitarian society following a second American Civil War. In this world, fertile women are called Handmaids and are forced to bear children for their male masters (called Commanders) and their wives, who were key players in the Gileadan's rise.

Nina Fiore, John Herrera, Kim Todd, Joseph Boccia, and Lisa Clapperton produced The Handmaids Tale for television. The show has won numerous 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 tried to break free and reunited with her newborn daughter, Hannah, who she later discovers is stuck in Gilead. In season four, June finally escaped Gilead and is now working with her husband, Luke, and her friend, Moira, to flee the city.

The Handmaids Tale Season 5 is now available, with a new season underway, and we're certain you're eager to see what comes next in June. From the release date to the plot, here's all you need to know about it.

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What Is The Handmaids Tale Season 5 About?

The Handmaids Tale Season 5 synopsis appears here.

In Season 5, June is faced with consequences for killing Commander Waterford while attempting to redefine her identity and purpose. Serena, a widowed woman, tries to raise her profile in Toronto as Gileads influence creeps into Canada. Commander Lawrence works with Aunt Lydia as he tries to reform Gilead and ascend to power.

Is There A Season 5 Trailer For The Handmaids Tale?

The Handmaids Tale Season 5's official teaser has been released on July 14, 2022. While June is gratified of her actions (killing Commander Waterford at the end of the previous season), Serena looks like she isn't going to give up without a fight. Who will take the lead? Will June be safe?

On August 24, 2022, Hulu released the complete teaser for Season 5. The trailer reveals even more of what the season will consist of, promising a moving and explosive next chapter.

When Will Season 5 of The Handmaids Tale Be Released?

Season 5 of The Handmaids Tale will be released on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

Where Can You Find The Handmaids Tale Season 5?

Season 5 of The Handmaid's Tale may be streamed on Hulu. If you don't have Hulu, you can subscribe to the streaming platform at $6.99 per month (with ads) or $12.99 per month (without ads).

Who Is Season 5 of The Handmaids Tale?

Elisabeth Moss, a Golden Globe Award nominee and Primetime Emmy Award nominee, will reprise her role as June Osborne this season. She is well-known for playing Peggy Olson in the AMC drama show Top of the Lake, as well as Detective Robin Griffin in the BBC miniseries Top of the Lake.

The Handmaids Tale Season 5 will feature Yvonne Strahovski, best known for playing CIA agent Sarah Walker in the NBC spy drama Chuck and Hannah McKay in the Showtime drama Dexter. She has also starred in films such as Manhattan Nightand He's Out There.

Ann Dowd will return to the stage to reprise her role as Aunt Lydia, who is brutal and terrifying. She is best known for playing Patricia "Patti" Levin on HBO's The Leftovers, a role that earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. She is also well-known for playing Linda in the drama film Mass, which received praise from BAFTA and The Critics' Choice Awards.

Samira Wiley, best known for playing Poussey Washington in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black, will return this season to join June in the struggle for freedom. Wiley is also well-known for her roles in films like Detroit and Social Animals.

Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle, Max Minghella, Bradley Whitford, and Amanda Brugel are all returning this season.

Alexis Bledel, who portrayed Emily for the previous four seasons of the program, announced that she would withdraw from the program at this time in May 2022. It is currently unknown if her character will be replaced with another actress or written off the program.

Christine Ko and Genevieve Angelson are two new cast members for this season.