The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 is not coming in July 2023

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 is not coming in July 2023
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Want to know how the dystopian world of Gilead will unfold its haunting tale? Then continue reading to find out more about
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6.

Are you ready to witness a revolution like never before? Then you have reached the right place to learn all about this enthralling tale that will ignite a fire within your soul, just like the Handmaids we last saw in the series. Moreover, the fans of Bruce Miller’s dystopian drama series want to know how the story will end with its last chapter!

Many queries like, “When will fans be able to watch the final season?” have started popping up all over social media. So, if you are curious to know it all, then don’t worry! For your convenience, we’ve compiled a brief summary of everything you need to know, which includes the potential release date, plotline, cast, and other details about The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 is not coming in July 2023

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 Release Date: When will it premiere?

Despite being renewed for a sixth season back in September 2022, ahead of the fifth season premiere, we are sad to inform the readers that the exact release date for the final season has not been confirmed by the network as one of the main reasons for the delay in disclosing such details is the ongoing writer’s strike which has caused a major halt in the production of the series which was reported to begin in the summer of 2023, with August being the likely time frame. 

The production of the remaining episodes can only begin once the strike comes to a resolution, as the actors (who might also go on SAG strike) have also taken a strong stand with the demand for proper writer’s compensation, as they are the backbone of the entertainment industry and play a major role in creating such interesting stories and character arcs that are later adapted into some of the popular series that has been running on platforms in recent times.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 is not coming in July 2023

Hence, this clearing up any rumors about the series’ official return in July 2023 is an impossibility! If we consider all these factors, then there is a chance that everything pertaining to the release date is therefore speculative, but given the trend, we believe the network is planning an early to mid-2024 release on Hulu with the same time slot of midnight ET and 3 a.m. PT. There may be a similar year gap as before, given that the most recent season was released in September 2022. 

Of course, this is just pure conjecture, and fans should wait and keep an eye on the show’s social media handles for all the latest details and updates. In order to receive updates on when the show premieres, interested viewers can also enable notifications. Additionally, the official Twitter handle also confirmed the renewal of the show, quoting, “We can’t keep this a secret any longer. #TheHandmaidsTale will return for a 6th and final season on @hulu.!”

Take a look at the official announcement of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 renewal below:

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 Plot: What can the fans expect from the new season?

The Emmy-winning series has captured the hearts of viewers worldwide with its gripping storyline, powerful performances, and thought-provoking themes and character arcs. So far, the sixth season seems promising and ever more intense and heart-wrenching as we follow the journey of June and her fellow handmaids as they fight against the oppressive regime of Gilead. With new challenges and obstacles to overcome, the stakes are higher than ever before. 

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the showrunner also teased that Nick and June have some unfinished business in the final season. ‘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.”

The final season will also pick up elements from the fifth season in which June faces the consequences for her past actions, Serena attempts to raise her profile in Toronto, Commander Lawrence works with Aunt Lydia to reform Gilead, and June, Luke, and Moira fight Gilead and continue their mission to save Hannah. The season ends with a big cliffhanger where June finds herself under threat and must find some way to keep herself and her family safe from Gilead and its zealous supporters in Toronto.

So, it is pretty evident that the fifth season’s ending is going to play a crucial role in concluding the overall plot and character arcs that we have seen since the inception of the show back in 2017! Also, check out the official teaser of the final episode, “Safe,” which was directed by Elisabeth Moss and written by Bruce Miller, to get an idea about the plot in case you haven’t streamed it yet. 

The Handmaid's Tale 5x10 Inside "Safe" (HD) Season Finale

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 Cast: Who will return in the next season?

The main cast members who are expected to reprise their roles in the final season are as follows Elisabeth Moss, Bradley Whitford, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, O-T Fagbenle, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, Sam Jaeger. On the other hand, Deadline has recently confirmed that Jeremy Shamos will also guest-star in the sixth season. 

Moreover, earlier this year, it was reported that Miller had stepped down as showrunner of The Handmaid’s Tale in order to focus on adapting The Testaments for television. Eric Tuchman and Yahlin Chang were named co-showrunners for the sixth and final season, though it was also announced that Miller would remain involved and would write two episodes.

Lastly, 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 internationally distributed by MGM.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 is not coming in July 2023

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 Episodes: Where to stream?

The last season is speculated to have a total of 10 episodes with a runtime of 41 to 65 minutes, which will drop on a weekly basis. The official episode titles and synopsis of the episodes haven’t been released yet to avoid any early spoilers because this is going to be the final season, and no one wants the crucial details to be disclosed before the fans get a chance to binge-watch it. So, we suggest the viewers be patient and follow the social media handles to stay up-to-date on the latest details. 

The Handmaid’s Tale is exclusively available to stream on Hulu, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The first four seasons are available on Hulu in the United States. It costs $6.99 per month and is cancelable at any time. The series can also be streamed by renting or purchasing it on Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, and Amazon Instant Video, depending on the viewer’s location.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 is not coming in July 2023

The Handmaid’s Tale Frequently Asked Questions

What is the show based on?

The Handmaid’s Tale is an American dystopian television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Canadian author Margaret Atwood.  The plot features a dystopia following the Second American Civil War wherein a totalitarian society subjects fertile women, called “Handmaids,” to child-bearing slavery.

Will there be a Handmaid’s Tale spin-off?

Yes, a spin-off series is indeed in the works! Deadline confirmed that showrunner Bruce Miller has been working on a sequel to the hit show alongside season six. The Testaments is an upcoming spin-off that is set 15 years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale. The show will feature several returning characters from the original series.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 is not coming in July 2023

Is there any teaser trailer?

Sadly, there is no new promotional material available as the filming of the episodes has not begun. It will take a lot of time for any official teaser or trailer to drop, which usually happens a month or two before the official premiere of the show. 

Outside of the USA, where can international viewers stream the show?

In Canada, the series is broadcast weekly by the CTV Drama Channel and the streaming service Crave. In Scandinavia, the series is available on HBO Nordic. In the United Kingdom, the series premiered on Channel 4. In New Zealand, the series was released on the subscription video-on-demand service Lightbox after satellite service provider Sky acquired Lightbox and merged it into its streaming service Neon, which acquired the distribution rights to the series in New Zealand. 

In Australia, the series premiered on the TV channel SBS’s video streaming service, SBS on Demand. 

The series was also released on the subscription video-on-demand service Stan. In Ireland, the series premiered on RTÉ2, and in Brazil and Latin America, it premiered on Paramount Channel. In India, the series premiered on AXN and ran for the first two seasons before moving to Amazon Prime Video for Season 3, which made all three seasons available for viewing. In Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, the series premiered on HBO Asia through HBO Go.

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