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The news that The Handmaid’s Tale will be returning for a sixth and final season on Hulu was announced just a few days before the release of season 5. According to a statement released by the show’s creator, showrunner, and executive producer, Bruce Miller, “It has been a true honor to tell the story of Margaret Atwood’s groundbreaking novel and the chillingly relevant world, and we are thrilled to bring viewers a sixth and final season of The Handmaid’s Tale.”
“We are grateful to Hulu and MGM for enabling us to tell this tale, which regrettably has stayed as relevant as ever throughout its run. At the same time, we are in awe of our great fans for their unrelenting support, and without whom we never would have gotten to this stage.” Hulu gave the world its first look at their adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s iconic novel of the same name, published in 1985, with the debut of The Handmaid’s Tale in 2017.
Due to the fact that it dealt with topical issues such as misogyny, patriarchy, women’s bodily autonomy, and reproductive rights, the series struck a profound chord with viewers in the midst of the #MeToo movement and the presidency of Donald Trump. Over the course of its run, it has been awarded a total of 15 Emmys, including one for Outstanding Drama Series, making it the first show ever to win in that category for a streaming service. In addition, it was awarded the Peabody Award.
What will be the storyline of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6?
It’s hard to say right now because we don’t even know how season 5 will end, but there are a few things the show needs to resolve either this season or the one after that. Here is an incomplete list: Will Gilead’s dictatorship expand to other nations (because it appears to have some support in Canada)? Or will it eventually fall apart?
Will June’s assistance with Nick and Commander Lawrence ever come to light? Will June and Luke ever be able to get Hannah back? The program is obviously based on Atwood’s book, but at this stage in the series, it has completely diverged from what she wrote, making it difficult to identify specific spoilers. But there is one significant event we can anticipate taking place if the show’s writers adhere to the book: Gilead will fall.
Offred (the name June is never actually used for her in the book) has her narrative of life as a Handmaid recorded onto cassette cassettes, which are used by historians many years later to research “the Gilead Period.” The book ends with this. So, y’all, there is some hope!
Who Will Be in the Season 6 Cast?
The cast will, of course, be selected after the events of the fifth season, which is now streaming on Hulu with new episodes being added every Wednesday. At the moment, the cast consists of Elisabeth Moss (who plays June and also serves as an executive producer), Bradley Whitford (who plays Commander Lawrence), Yvonne Strahovski (who plays Serena Joy), Max Minghella (who plays Nick Blaine), O-T Fagbenle (who plays Luke), Samira Wiley (who plays Moira), Ann Dowd (who plays Aunt Lydia), Madeline Brewer (who plays Janine), Amanda Brugel ( (Mark Tuello).
In a video that was published on social media at the beginning of September, the cast members of Handmaid’s Tale rejoiced at the news that the show will be renewed. They praised fans for their support over the years and stated we’ll just have to “wait and see” what happens in the last chapter of the series.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 6 Release Date
We have some wonderful news for all of you who enjoy watching the show. The upcoming season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” will be its sixth installment, as has been confirmed. According to the information that we currently have, The Handmaid’s Tale season 6 will be the show’s final season.
There has been no official announcement made regarding when filming for the subsequent season would begin, who cast members will be involved, or what the potential storyline may be. On the other hand, we anticipate seeing it sometime between the years 2023 and 2024.
Where to Watch Handmaid’s Tale Season 6?
Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+ are the streaming services that WE use to view this series.
Frequently Asked Question
What Religion is the Handmaid’s Tale Based on?
In “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the emergence of the Christian right is inspired by American history. Atwood drew on history to portray the tyrannical society ruled by the extreme religious right in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” particularly the Puritan theocracy of 17th-century America and the political climate of the nation in the early 1980s.
What Happens to Handmaids When They Get Old?
They will be taken to the Colonies where they will perish if they are unable to have a live, healthy kid after three attempts. Women who refuse to become Handmaids and Handmaids who become infertile or reach a certain age without having given birth are also banished to the Colonies.
Is a Handmaid a Real Thing?
A personal maid or female servant is known by the terms handmaiden, handmaid, or maidservant. A handmaiden may be a slave or just an employee, depending on the culture or historical era. However, the word “handmaiden” typically connotes a lower position.
The Handmaid’s Tale will be returning for a sixth and final season. The news was announced just a few days before the release of season 5. Over the course of its run, it has been awarded a total of 15 Emmys. It is based on Margaret Atwood’s iconic novel of the same name. “The Handmaid’s Tale” has been renewed for a sixth season.
The cast will be selected after the events of the fifth season. “The Handmaid’s Tale” is expected to end after season 6. Margaret Atwood’s novel portrays a society ruled by extreme religious rights. Women who refuse to become Handmaids and become infertile are banished to the Colonies. They will die if they are unable to have a child after three attempts.