Season 5 will resume the season 4 finale, and will be adapted from the universe created by author Margaret Atwood. It''s currently airing, and the first two episodes are already available.
Bruce Miller, who previously revealed the news of a fresh season, said: "We are honored to be able to continue to share these stories with our amazing cast and crew and can''t wait to see it again."
During the sixth season, a second season has been confirmed, so we now know that Gilead will provide additional support in the near future. Stay tuned for more information on that.
For the time being, here''s everything we know about it.
- season 4 recap: five key questions after last season
The Handmaid''''s Taleseason 5 next episode
The first two episodes of season 5 of Season 5 premiered on September 14, episode 3 of the new season, "Border," is now available for viewing on Hulu.
So far we haven''t established a confirmed UK release date for the new season, but previous episodes are available to stream on All4. Watch this space for when a UK release is announced.
What''s the plot for Season 5 of The Handmaid''s Tale?
Season 4 of the program came up on a surprising note, but it will take a long time to complete, as June and other Gilead survivors beat Commander Fred Waterford to death in the woods, which will have devastating consequences.
It''s also probable that we''ll start to see a focus on Atwood''s second novel, which is the sequel to the original story, though as of today, this is just speculation.
Hulu explains the season 5 premise by stating:
"In season 5, June will be subjected to terrible consequences for killing Commander Waterford while attempting to redefine her identity and purpose. Serena, the widowed Serena, attempts to gain ground in Toronto as Gileads influence creeps into Canada.
"Commander Lawrence works with Aunt Lydia as he strives to reform Gilead and take over power. "June, Luke, and Moira, both battle Gilead from a distance as they continue their quest to save and reconnect with Hannah."
The Handmaid''''s Tale season 5 episodes
So far, here are the official synopses for season 5 episodes:
Season 5 episode 1, "Morning" "June confronts the consequences of killing Fred." "A scared Serena makes an unexpected decision," says the full recap of Season 5 episode 1.
Season 5 episode 2 of "Ballet" "June is forced to return to Toronto. Serena plans an elaborate memorial. Esther prepares her for her first appearance as a Handmaid. Read WTW''s full recap of episode 2
"Border" Season 5 episode "June and Moira" Join a rebel outpost. Serena as a pregnant widow, she tries to restore her status. Aunt Lydia questioned her strict methods of dealing with Handmaids." Read WTW''s full recap of season 5 episode 3.
Who''''s in the cast?
Elisabeth Moss is expected to return for season 5, with long-running cast members including Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia, Samira Wiley as Moira, Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Waterford, and Madeline Brewer.
O-T Fagbenle as Luke, Max Minghella as Nick, and Bradley Whitford as Commander Lawrence are among the other returning cast members, as well as season 4 newcomers, such as McKenna Grace who played Mrs. Keyes.
Alexis Bledel, a major star from the series, has left the show for the first time since Season 5, according to Variety.
Is there a trailer yet?
Thanks to Hulu, we have an official trailer. While many viewers have labeled Fred as the true villain of the series, this season appears to highlight Serena Waterford''s "big bad."
Following Fred''s death, fans might finally get the epic June and Serena showdown, which some of us have been waiting for, and you may see it here.
Hulu has released another trailer for Season 5 that gives a more thorough look at what will happen next season.