The Handmaid’s Tale: The Future Beyond Season 5 Revealed – Fans Have a Big Backlash

Eve Crosby

Are you a fan of The Handmaid’s Tale? The future of the dystopian drama, starring Elisabeth Moss, has been highly speculated of late, but it has now been confirmed that it will be will return for a sixth and final season.

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The show’s cast announced the exciting news via a video shared simultaneously on social media and broadcast at a special season five premiere event at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday.. Check it out below…

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SEE: The future of TThe Handmaid’s Tale revealed by the cast in a special video

It wasn’t just the news received widespread applause from audience members in attendance, but it sparked a huge backlash from fans online. “We can’t keep this a secret any longer. #TheHandmaidsTale is returning for a sixth and final season on @hulu,” the video was captioned when shared on Twitter.

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To the responses, one fan said, “Praise be to you! Season 6! One more! One more!” Another echoed this, adding: “Yeah! Sad it’s ending but happy we’re getting Season 6! Praise!”

A third wrote: “I will really miss this show and savor the remaining episodes.”

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The Handmaid’s Tale will return for a sixth and final season

However, to soften the blow of saying goodbye to June and the rest of the Handmaids, it was revealed that fans can also look forward to seeing Margaret Atwood’s follow-up novel The Testaments adapted for screens. Showrunner Bruce Miller is “actively developing” a sequel series that picks up years after the events of the original show.

The fifth season will premiere on Hulu on Wednesday 14 September 2022 with a two-episode premiere with subsequent episodes airing in the weekly time slot.

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The official synopsis for the new season reads: “June faces the consequences for killing Commander Waterford as she struggles to redefine her identity and purpose. The widowed Serena tries to raise her profile in Toronto as Gilead’s influence infiltrates Canada.

“Commander Lawrence works with Nick and Aunt Lydia as he attempts to reform Gilead and rise to power. June, Luke, and Moira battle Gilead from a distance as they continue their mission to save and reunite with Hannah.”

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