The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 has been announced by the lead actress in 2021, Here we have every detail about the release date, cast and plot information. With the surprise ending of The Handmaid’s Tale’s Season 4, I think we can all agree that season 5 is actually going to be a wild ride. The show has been airing for several years and has quickly become one of Hulu’s most popular series. We do have received a confirmation that The Handmaid Tale is returning to the screens with yet another season and it seems that the writers have several new ideas in the works for a few more seasons in the future as well.
Let us take a look at some of the leaked information that the fans are hearing or believing about the much-awaited The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 and where the series may take the viewers. Hulu’s season four finale of The Handmaid’s Tale left us all desperate for answers. Elisabeth Moss is the star of the series and she had announced the good news through an Instagram video in December 2020. This took place five months before season four which was delayed by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Bruce Miller created the Emmy Award-winning series based on Margaret Atwood’s novel. It premiered its The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 of 10 episodes on April 28th. The fifth season’s content is unknown but the cast and crew are excited to start. Miller had stated that Hulu and MGM were very grateful for the show’s return for the fifth season. He had also expressed to the loyal fans for their support. He said that he is delighted to be continuing to tell the stories with an amazing cast and crew.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Returning Cast
Let us take a deep dive into everything we know about the show’s upcoming return. It is safe to assume that the majority of the cast will return to the fifth season of the show including Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Serena Joy, Fred Waterford, Alexis Bladel, Jannine, Madeline Brewer, Dowd, and Lydia. OT-Fagbenle is likely to return as Luke, Max Minghella is probably going to play Nick, Samira Wiley will return as Moira and Bradley Whitford will likely return as Commander Lawrence. Viewers are likely to see Amanda Brugel as Rita while Sam Jaeger was promoted to series regular in season 4.
Mckenna Grace would likely appear as Mrs. Keyes, the wife turned Handmaid and Zawe Ashton will appear as Mora’s Girlfriend Oona. Even Joseph Fines who played the role of Fred is expected to return. Miller said that he believes that the viewers will see Fred again in flashbacks scenes. Elizabeth Moss is likely to direct episodes which will be incredible to watch. She is an incredible actress and viewers can’t wait to see what she does as a Director.
The Possible Plot
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 will likely follow June as she deals with Fred Waterford’s death, fights against Gilead, and tries to rescue her daughter Hannah. Viewers don’t think she is done. June is likely to bring the whole system down which means that she would end up saving Hanna, Jannine by taking proper revenge on Serena. There was another Offred and Serena in The Handmaid’s Tale before June Osborne together in the show.
Viewers also wanted to know much about Yvonne Strahovski wanting to dive into that history in The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5. In a recent interview, the actor had shared her hopes for Serena Joy’s plot in the upcoming i.e. the fifth season. Outside of Serena’s goals for the baby, she wants to see Fred and Serena flashbacks to their early life in Gilead with the first Offred whereas Joseph Fiennes and showrunner Bruce Miller had also expressed similar interest.
The first Offred was revealed to the viewers in the first scene of Fred and Serena’s in The Handmaid’s Tale. In the first episode which was also titled “Offred,” the viewers got to know that the first Offred killed herself by hanging herself in Waterford’s home. Fred was having an affair with Offred and just like June, the feelings weren’t reciprocated. In the series, we see that Handmaids generally do not have any choice when it comes to the s*xual desires of their Commanders even though adultery is a high crime in Gilead. Viewers also saw that Fred was in love with the first Offred and he also fell in love with June, the second Offred. Until his death in The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 finale, Fred used to believe that June loved him too. He convinced himself the first Offred reciprocated his feelings as well but what happened was quite wild.
Now what viewers are looking forward to seeing is what Fred and Serena’s life was like in the first years in Gilead. The fans have got some backstories from previous seasons and learned that Waterford’s first Handmaid died by suicide. Fans also got to know that Fred had feelings for that Handmaid as just like he had feelings for June. Besides, Serena knew everything about the same. The Waterford’s home was June’s second posting and she spent seven years trapped in Gilead. There was a sufficient time period before June met Fred and Serena to examine.
Joseph Fiennes will be in Season 5 or not?
Coming to the question of whether Joseph Fiennes will be in The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 or not? Let us look at it. The viewers know that Fred met his end in the fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale and one cannot deny the fact that it was one of the most therapeutic moments in the entire series. Fans saw June and Mark Tuello making an exchange with Commander Lawrence in the finale of the fourth season. Lawrence would release 22 captive women from Gilead in exchange for Fred who had spent the season Canada’s prison.
When he reached Gilead, Fred was handed over to Nick and two Eyes. Thereafter, he was then driven to a wooded area where June and other ex-Handmaids were waiting for him. Viewers saw women chasing Fred through the woods and killing him in Gilead’s “salvaging” style. But thanks to the flashback scenes of The Handmaid’s Tale, Joseph Fiennes is likely to be back for the fifth season. And his comments revealed that Fred’s death was going to be part of season four before the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to make plot changes. Miller had stated,
“The character dying doesn’t mean Joe stops coming and being part of the cast. We do have quite a heavy flashback show”.
About the Release Date
Coming to the release of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5, the fans believe that the season fifth release is likely to experience a delay. The makers and show’s cast had announced that renewal for the fifth season of the popular show in December 2020 even before the fourth season began airing. Although nothing has been confirmed so far. Some fan theories believe that the show might experience some delays and it might get released either by late 2022 or by early 2023.
However, neither Hulu nor the show’s creators have confirmed anything with regards to the premiere date of the show but we surely believe that fans might have to wait a little longer to have a look at their favorite handmaids.
A few days after The Handmaid’s Tale’s fourth season’s trailer dropped on the internet, Hulu had also dropped a short clip featuring Serena. Viewers had seen Waterford pleading to Fred as she wanted her daughter back. But Fred labeled Serena “delusional.” Season four of The Handmaid’s Tale preview also indicated what happened to Serena in the first three seasons. The fans were also reminded that the character desperately wanted to have her own child. The next we see is that Serena’s pregnancy was confirmed by Sam Jaeger. Fans saw in a short clip of the series where Serena asked Tuello to separate her interests from Fred’s. She had also claimed that she was “done” with her husband. But Tuello was seen pointing out that there was another complication that needs to be taken care of.
Summarizing this, we can say that fans are going to see many more interesting things in The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5. Although there is not any confirmation so far about when the fifth season will come on board as fans believe, the season will come to the screens in early 2023, as we have discussed that the release might delay. But fans are eagerly waiting to see the fifth season of their much-loved series and looking forward to exploring many mysteries going on.
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