‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ to end with Season 6

Hulu has renewed its popular thriller series The Handmaid’s Tale for a sixth and final season.

Creator and showrunner Bruce Miller made the announcement Thursday night at the season 5 premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, also confirming that he is developing a sequel, titled The Testaments, to be set years after the events of the Elisabeth Moss-starring, Emmy-winning series.

Based on that small snippet posted on the show’s social media, we can expect that the entire cast will return for season 6

  • Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne
  • O-T Fagbenle as Luke Bankole
  • Max Minghella as Commander Nick Blaine
  • Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence
  • Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy Waterford
  • Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia
  • Madeline Brewer as Janine
  • Samira Wiley as Moira
  • Amanda Brugel as Rita

There’s no release date as of yet, but, the cast made sure to build up hype. On Instagram, the show’s official page posted a video of some familiar faces that teased the renewal news. The caption read: “We can’t keep this a secret any longer. #TheHandmaidsTale will return for a 6th and final season on @hulu. ✊.”

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As it turns out, the hit series is getting its own sequel based on Margaret’s 2019 novel The Testaments, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s set 15 years after the 1985 dystopian story.

The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 premieres Sept. 14, with two episodes debuting that day, followed by new weekly installments every Wednesday. A season 6 premiere date has yet to be announced.

Anoosha Khan
Anoosha Khan

Anoosha Khan is a film critic and entertainment editor based in the UK. She has been reporting about celebs and movies for WatchinUK for the past year.

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