We’re glad to provide fans of The Handmaid’s Tale some good news for a change: the show is officially returning for a fifth season! Gilead is a terrible, dreadful place to visit, so we’re happy to bring them some good news for a change – the show is officially returning for a fifth season! Even before Season 4 premiered, the actors stated that the show will be renewed in December 2020.
June (Elisabeth Moss) placed everything on the line by killing her abuser, Commander Fred Waterford, after Moira (Samira Wiley) brought her across the border into Canada to seek safety where she might transition into a safer, more normal existence (Joe Fiennes). Fred was taken aback when he was greeted by an angry June, a handful of other handmaids, and their stones, instead of being led back into Gilead uninjured after making a bargain to offer information in exchange for being released of all charges.
Although his violent death appeared imminent to those who had been watching June attentively and witnessed the fury that filled her when Fred gave her an apology—only out of selfishness—his violent death seemed inevitable.
June is in a risky situation, as she has been with all of her actions thus far. It’s reasonable to question what the future holds for the rebels based on Atwood’s novel’s character. If you’re still hurting from the ending and want to know where The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 will take you, we’ve broken down everything we know so far about Season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale below.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 – Release Date
Season four of The Handmaid’s Tale had some big difficulties due to COVID delays, but this shouldn’t be an issue in the future (we hope). With that in mind, we wouldn’t be shocked if Season 5 arrives by the summer of 2022, or at the absolute least by the fall of that year.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 – Cast Members
Gilead isn’t exactly a secure place to be, and just because June has fled to Canada doesn’t mean the rest of the characters are now safe.
However, assuming that the majority of the key characters return, the following characters are expected to feature in season five of The Handmaid’s Tale:
- Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne
- Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy Waterford
- Alexis Bledel as Emily
- Madeline Brewer as Janine
- Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia
- OT Fagbenle as Luke
- Max Minghella as Nick
- Samira Wiley as Moira
- Bradley Whitford as Commander Lawrence
- Amanda Brugel as Rita
Joseph Fiennes, who plays Fred Waterford, is one of the key cast members who will not be returning. June recruited the help of her other survivors at the conclusion of season four to finally extract their vengeance on the Commander by beating him to death in the borderland between Gilead and Canada. Given the pain that Fred caused June, we wouldn’t be shocked if he reappears from time to time for flashbacks or maybe visions in June’s head.
Serena’s nameless kid will be a new member to the Waterford family and the cast at large, but we doubt anybody famous will portray them in season five!
Despite only appearing in two episodes thus far, McKenna Grace is almost certain to return as Mrs Keyes in season five. Esther’s Aunt Lydia compelled her to become a Handmaid, so she could use all the help she could get. She had Janine to keep her company at the very least.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 – Plot
June went to see her daughter Nichole shortly after killing Commander Waterford, telling her husband Luke, “Just give me five minutes with her and then I’ll go.” At that point, Luke understands that his wife has decided to exact revenge on her family, and June realises what she needs to do and where she needs to travel next in real time. It’s unknown what it is or where that will take place right now, but it’s definitely where Season 5 will head.
June will “had to go on the run again,” Elisabeth Moss suggested to Entertainment Tonight, despite the fact that nothing has been confirmed. Given that she’s now a murderer that sounds about appropriate.
Despite the lack of witnesses and the fact that she was a refugee, murder is still a heinous crime. June would have a major problem if she crossed the border again, since Gilead will very definitely link the dots. Given the presence of her daughter Hannah, as well as Janine and Esther, it appears that’s the direction she’ll take next season. She now knows exactly where Hannah is thanks to an ally in Nick, and there’s no turning back.
June will undoubtedly be eternally altered as a result of the tragedy, but she will also likely continue to work tirelessly to make the world a better place for her children.
Serena Joy is likewise deeply affected by Fred’s death. Although she came to dread and detest Fred, we doubt she’d be pleased with what June did now that she’s pregnant (and that finger she got in the mail). That’s not to mention June’s potential desire to exact even more vengeance on Serena.
That tragic death has far-reaching consequences on a broader scale. The showrunner also stated that Fred’s death may be a watershed event for the revolt in Gilead, pushing both sides over the brink. June is also dedicated to pulling “the whole system down” in order to provide a better future for her children, according to Elisabeth Moss, so expect to see the country and its politics fall apart in the future.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 – Trailer
We won’t be able to sneak new video past Gilead borders until 2022 at the earliest unless work on season five is accelerated immediately.
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