Author Margaret Atwood first shared “The Handmaid’s Tale,” her most recent book, with readers back in 1985. The book, which is set in the distant future, explains that contemporary civilization as we know it has disintegrated. The authoritarian community known as Gilead, where women are treated like property and have had most of their rights removed, has emerged from the ashes.
June Osborne makes it her goal to leave this dystopian system and reunite with her family, which authorities in charge of Gilead have divided up, despite the severe repercussions for even attempting to do so.
It’s not unexpected that Hollywood acquired “The Handmaid’s Tale” and turned it into a television series. Since its April 2017 debut, the Hulu adaptation of the story, which stars Elizabeth Moss as June Osborne, has achieved astounding success.
It has been renewed for an incredible five seasons, with the most recent beginning on September 14, 2022, in addition to multiple honors, including a staggering 15 Primetime Emmys. Fans are already interested in the show’s future even though Season 5 has yet to air and sets up the battle that many have eagerly anticipated in a recent trailer.
The future of “The Handmaid’s Tale” has finally been disclosed, and viewers must deal with both good and horrible news.
The Handmaid’s Tale Will Get A Sixth And Final Season
Variety reported on September 8, 2022, that there would be a sixth season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and possibly more. There is a catch to this nugget of news: Season 6 will be the final batch of “Handmaid’s Tale” episodes. Season 6 is already in the production pipeline. The Handmaid’s Tale writer, showrunner, and executive producer Bruce Miller said: “It has been a great honour to portray the narrative of Margaret Atwood’s brilliant novel and chillingly current world, and we are happy to deliver audiences a sixth and final season.”
The show’s creators, Bruce, Warren [Littlefield], Lizzie, and the entire MGM team, were happy to have the opportunity to work over the years, said Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu, and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals. “We hope fans enjoy these last two seasons,” he added. The release date and several episodes for Season 6 are currently unknown as Season 5 gears up for its two-part premiere on September 14. Once Season 5 is over, this information will undoubtedly be made public in the upcoming months.
Although “The Handmaid’s Tale” still has much to say, the conclusion is now in sight. What the final two sets of episodes have in store will be intriguing to see.