The handmaids are out of Gilead, but not for another year. Hulu has renewed The Handmaids Tale for a sixth and final season; the news comes just six days before the fifth season of streaming dramas.
Bruce Miller, the series' creator and showrunner, has been working on the sequel series The Testaments, which will premiere well after the conclusion of The Handmaids Tale, for years on Hulu, although it has not yet been ordered to series.
The Handmaids Tale, which made Hulu the first streaming service to win a Primetime Emmy Award in the Best Series (so, drama or comedy) category in 2017, is a adaptation of Margaret Atwoods' classic novel of the same name. The series has won 15 Emmy Awards, as well as a Peabody.
Margaret Atwoods' groundbreaking novel and chillingly relevant world has been a real joy to tell, according to Miller, the shows' senior executive producer, on Thursday. We are also in awe of our incredible fans for their continued support, and without whom we would not have reached this point.
The Handmaids Tale made history when it became the first show to win an Emmy for a streaming service, according to Craig Erwich, the president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu, and Disney Branded Televisions streaming originals.
June (Elisabeth Moss) faces consequences for killing Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) while attempting to reclaim her identity and purpose in Canada. Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) works with Nick (Max Minghella) and Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) as they continue their mission to save and reunite with Hannah (Jordana Blake).
Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, and Sam Jaeger star in Season 5. MGM Television produces the Handmaids Tale and is executive produced by Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Yahlin Chang, Rachel Shukert, Sheila Hockin, John Weber, Frank Siracusa, Steve Stark, and Kim Todd.
Season 5 of The Handmaids Tale will premiere on Hulu on Wednesday, September 14 with a pair of episodes. Bruce, Warren, Lizzie, and the entire MGM team have been wonderful partners, and we hope fans enjoy these last two seasons.