“Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned”
And we know June is beyond scorned. Are you ready for a riveting revenge plotline and a final smackdown season?
Ahead of the finale of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5, Hulu renewed Season 6 for one last time before catapulting it into the spin-off ‘The Testaments.” We are yet to see how the Season ends and develops a plotline for the spin-off.
In her pursuits to escape from Gilead (in Toronto), a burning desire to be reunited with her daughter, and a reconciliation montage between two women on the train, what does The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 have in store for us?
Besides, will there be new updates in August regarding the filming updates and release date? Continue reading because we have gathered all the necessary information regarding Season 6.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6: Release Date
As of writing this, there is no formal announcement on the release dates surrounding Season 6. This can be further cemented by the current writer’s strike that has throttled Hollywood by its neck. Speculations on whether the strike will end soon remain bleak, given that the production houses have not met the demands of the WGA and SAG AFTRA.
In February 2023, Bradley Whitford(Commander Lawrence) said filming won’t begin until August.
“I just heard we’re not going back until August,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “I don’t know what the logistical reason for that is… As you know, there’s a lot of labor issues that need to be solved in Hollywood.”
However, it is important to note that we are in the month of August and no hopes for the strike to simmer down has shown up. This means the filming process will invariably be delayed further.
Further, Moss told Elle,
“It feels like it’s going to be so long until you guys get to see anything else. And I apologize personally for that, but every season we do gets bigger, and it takes longer to make every time. And because it’s the final season, we really want to make sure that it’s exactly what we want to do.”
Solidifying this, Janine actress Madeline Brewer appeared on The Graham Norton Show’s 2022 and said that Season 6 “will be coming in 2024.”
That makes sense, given the current state of production, which is nowhere. It hasn’t yet begun. In this capacity, we can expect a late 2024 release at best, if not a mid-2024 release. We are predicting a wide range due to the volatility of the strike situation at present.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6: Cast
The cast for The Handmaid’s Tale remains constant, and in that capacity, we have deduced the possible cast list:
- Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne (Bagged an Emmy nomination for her stellar performance in Season 5)
- Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy Waterford
- O-T Fagbenle as Luke Bankole
- Max Minghella as Commander Nick Blaine
- Samira Wiley as Moira Strand
- Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence
- Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia
- Sam Jaeger as Mark Tuello
- Amanda Brugel as Rita Blue
- Madeline Brewer as Janine Lindo
According to Deadline, it has been confirmed that Jeremy Shamos will appear as a guest star in Season 6.
In other light, it is true that Miller has officially stepped down as showrunner of The Handmaid’s Tale in order to focus on adapting The Testaments for television. Instead, he will assist the co-runners, Eric Tuchman and Yahlin Chang, in writing two episodes for Season 6.
If we come across any recent cast shakeups once the writing and filming for Season 6 begin, we will be sure to update you diligently.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6: Plot
The Handmaid’s Tale is something outwardly. It will have you covering your eyes, straining your lids to get closer to the screen, reaching out for the tissues, and grabbing the edge of your seats in every plot twist. Every Seaoson cuts deeper than the last and leaves us thinking “How much pain can a woman endure?”
It seems like Season 6 will start where the Season 5 finale left off.
The final scene saw June and Serena get on the same train leaving Toronto. Does this signify a fateful reunion between the two women who have a strained relationship from the start? Since this is probably a resolution season, we might see the two join forces to take down Gilead once and for all! But before they embark upon the path to revenge, they must face the demons within them and fix their relationship.
June is on the run, and Luke’s capture by the dark forces leaves the fan wondering about their future. Thankfully, we have the next season to highlight this. It will be unusual for Luke to remain in prison throughout. But as June and Serena reunite to take down Gilead, whose growing power in Canada is concerning, Luke and June may reunite and continue their story. Maybe we will get to watch them walk into the sunset. The same also goes for their daughter, Hannah, who remains in Gilead and is further away from being saved than ever before heading into The Handmaid’s Tale season 6.
It was also stated by the showrunner that Nick and June still had a storyline left in them. He said to Entertainment Weekly.
“I feel like this is the most romantic Nick/June season ever because they spend the whole time trying to convince themselves that they don’t need to be together.’ Further adding, “And by the end, they are not successful at all. They fail entirely. They don’t even see each other in the last episode, and they’re so in love they can’t think about anything else.”
Adding to if there will be any jumps in the story since it is the finale Season, Miller reported to Hollywood Reporter,
There is a lot to be resolved, but it is not wise to speculate further without concrete proof. Hence, we will be sure to update this space as soon as we get more updates and a deeper analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6: Where To Watch
The final season is said to have 10 episodes, with each episode run-down of 41-65 minutes. While Season 6 is still under wraps and is speculated to reach us by 2024, you can watch Seasons 1-5 on the following platforms:
- Hulu, if you reside in the US
- Google Play
- Amazon Instant Video
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6: Official Trailer
Since there is no resolved speculation on the release date regarding The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6, we do not have an official trailer in possession.
— The Handmaid's Tale (@HandmaidsOnHulu) November 9, 2022
In the meantime, check out the official trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5:
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6: Will it be the last season?
Unfortunately, we are nearing the end of this ‘tale’ with the culmination of Season 6, which was renewed in September 2022.
Bruce Miller expressed his gratitude for him to continue with the series for one last season. He said,
“It has been a true honor to tell the story of Margaret Atwood’s groundbreaking novel and chillingly relevant world, and we are thrilled to bring viewers a sixth and final season of [The Handmaid’s Tale]. We are grateful to Hulu and MGM for allowing us to tell this story, which unfortunately has remained as relevant as ever throughout its run, and are in awe of our incredible fans for their unwavering support, and without whom we never would have gotten to this point.”
The story is based on Margaret Atwood’s novel, which is curiously and intricately woven, showing all the relevant struggles of women and how they had to escape from oppression, only to come back for revenge, UNITED!
— The Handmaid's Tale (@HandmaidsOnHulu) September 8, 2022
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