Elisabeth Moss Describes ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 5 as a “Wild Ride” (First Look)

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It’s official! The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 is premiering this fall on Hulu. And series star and executive producer, Elisabeth Moss, has promised that viewers are in for a “wild ride”.

The official description for the upcoming episodes read as, “June faces consequences for killing Commander Waterford while struggling to redefine her identity and purpose. The widowed Serena attempts to raise her profile in Toronto as Gilead’s influence creeps into Canada. Commander Lawrence works with Aunt Lydia as he tries to reform Gilead and rise in power. June, Luke and Moira fight Gilead from a distance as they continue their mission to save and reunite with Hannah.”

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A Wild Ride for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5

Speaking with TVLine, Moss reveals, “I will say that the season itself is possibly one of the wilder rides that we’ve had.”

“We’ve definitely had some seasons [where], you know, a lot happens. Some seasons, not as much happens,” Moss says. “I almost can’t keep up and it’s not lip service. I truly mean I almost can’t keep up with the amount of activity that’s happening.”

In May, it was also announced that star Alexis Bledel will be leaving the series ahead of the Season 5 premiere. 

“After much thought, I felt I had to step away from The Handmaid’s Tale at this time,” Bledel said to Entertainment Weekly last month. “I am forever grateful to Bruce Miller for writing such truthful and resonant scenes for Emily, and to Hulu, MGM, the cast and crew for their support.”

Bledel hasn’t made any additional comments on her exit since.

So who can fans expect to see return in Season 5? Elisabeth Moss, Bradley Whitford, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, O-T Fagbenle, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, and Sam Jaeger are all returning.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Premiere Date

Hulu ordered The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 in December of 2020, which was before Season 4 had even finished production. So when is the countdown for new episodes officially over?

Hulu has announced that The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 will premiere with 2 episodes on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. And new single episodes will follow weekly every Wednesday. Are you excited for the new season? Sound off in our comment section below.


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