‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is Returning to Hulu for Season 5—Here’s What We Know

Hold on tight, ladies and gents. Hulu just renewed The Handmaid’s Tale for season five.

If you’re thinking, What about season four?, it’s probably because the next installment hasn’t aired yet. This means we have not one, but two future seasons to look forward to. Blessed be the fruit!

So, when will The Handmaid’s Tale season five premiere on Hulu? And is there a trailer? Keep scrolling for details.

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1. Will 'the Handmaid's Tale' Return For Season 5 On Hulu?

Of course. Hulu announced the exciting news in December 2020, confirming The Handmaid’s Tale will return for season five. Praise be! The news might shock some fans, since season four has yet to premiere on the streaming service. Still, you won’t hear us complaining.

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2. When Does It Premiere?

Unfortunately, Hulu hasn’t announced an official premiere date for The Handmaid’s Tale season five. In the meantime, we highly recommend you keep an eye out for season four, which will premiere sometime in 2021.

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3. Is There A Trailer?

Not yet. However, when Hulu releases the first trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale season five, you can bet we’ll be the first to know.

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4. Who Will Star In 'the Handmaid's Tale' Season 5?

Hulu hasn’t released an official cast list for The Handmaid’s Tale season five. We expect it to feature the entire O.G. cast, including Elisabeth Moss (June Osborne), Alexis Bledel (Emily Malek), Madeline Brewer (Janine Lindo), Ann Dowd (Aunt Lydia Clements), Joseph Fiennes (Fred Waterford) and Yvonne Strahovski (Serena Joy Waterford).

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5. What Is 'the Handmaid's Tale' About?

The Handmaid’s Tale is based on Margaret Atwood’s namesake novel. The series introduces viewers to Gilead, a totalitarian society that has taken over part of what was formerly known as the United States. The dystopian story follows June (AKA “Offred”), a mother and wife who’s separated from her family and forced to become a Handmaid, which puts a disgusting twist on surrogacy.

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