“The Handmaid’s Tale” has been renewed for a sixth and final season

The handmaidens are leaving Gilead—but not for another year. Hulu has renewed “The Handmaid’s Tale” for a sixth and final season. The news comes six days before the season 5 premiere of the streaming drama.

Series creator and showrunner Bruce Miller has been developing the sequel series “The Testaments,” which picks up well after the end of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” for years on Hulu, though it has yet to be ordered to series .

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“The Handmaid’s Tale,” which made Hulu the first streaming service to win a Primetime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Series (so, drama or comedy) category in 2017, is an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic novel of the same name. The series has won 15 Emmy Awards, as well as a Peabody.

“It’s been a true honor to tell the story of Margaret Atwood’s groundbreaking novel and the chillingly relatable world, and we’re thrilled to bring viewers the sixth and final season of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,'” said Miller, the show’s executive producer. in a statement Thursday. “We’re grateful to Hulu and MGM for allowing us to tell this story, which unfortunately remains as relevant as ever throughout its run, and we’re in awe of our incredible fans for their unwavering support, without whom we couldn’t would we ever have arrived. this point.”

“Five years ago, almost to the day, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ made history when it became the first show to win an Emmy for a streaming service,” said Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu and Disney Branded Television. . , added. “Since then, it’s been a privilege and a pleasure to work with some of the best creative talent in our industry on this show — a special and extraordinary group of people who continue to produce the highest quality television ever created and continue to have a significant cultural impact.” .

In season five, June (Elisabeth Moss) faces the consequences of murdering Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) while struggling to redefine her identity and purpose. Widow Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) attempts to raise her profile in Toronto as Gilead’s influence creeps into Canada. Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) teams up with Nick (Max Minghella) and Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) as he tries to reform Gilead and rise to power. June, Luke (OT Fagbenle) and Moira (Samira Wiley) battle Gilead from afar as they continue their mission to rescue and reunite with Hannah (Jordana Blake).

Season 5 also stars Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel and Sam Jaeger. “The Handmaid’s Tale” is produced by MGM Television and executive produced by Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Eric Tuchman, Yahlin Chang, Rachel Shukert, Sheila Hockin, John Weber, Frank Siracusa, Steve Stark, and Kim Todd. The series is distributed internationally by MGM.

The fifth season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” will premiere with two episodes on Wednesday, September 14 on Hulu. “Bruce, Warren, Lizzie and the entire team at MGM have been amazing partners and we hope fans enjoy these final two seasons,” said Erwitz.

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