Get ready, readers! The final chapter is officially on the way. Continue reading to find out more about The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6.
There is absolutely no doubt that the series will return for another season which is declared to be the final one, as it was greenlit for a sixth season back on September 20, 2022, ahead of the fifth season premiere, which has been a long time. Since then, the anticipation of knowing what happens next has been higher than ever!
Moreover, the fifth season finale episode, “Safe,” ended on a major cliffhanger and showed the viewers that under threat. Later we see that June must find a way to keep herself and her family safe from Gilead and its violent supporters in Toronto, which has led to major twists and turns one didn’t expect to be.
This ending alone has prompted many questions, such as “When will the sixth season premiere on Hulu?” Sadly, the viewers who want to binge-watch the next season will have to wait a while, as it does not seem to be coming to the streaming platform anytime soon.
So, if you are one of those who want to get clarity about what happens next in this beloved American dystopian drama television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. Then look no further! We at Web News Observer have compiled all of the relevant information right here for you!
Here is everything you need to know about Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6: When will it premiere?
According to what we’ve heard over the last few months, The Handmaid’s Tale won’t begin production until at least this summer. So, this pretty much confirms that the final season will not return in March 2023!
Hence, everything relating to the release date is speculative, but based on the pattern, we suspect the network is planning an early 2024 release at the time slot of midnight ET and 3 a.m. PT on Hulu and other streaming platforms based on users’ locations. Given that the most recent season was released in September 2022, there can be a similar year gap as before.
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 (@HandmaidsOnHulu) September 8, 2022
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6: What to expect in the final season?
Currently, very little is known about the concluding season’s storyline. But we speculate that the new season will be based on how the prior season ended; we now know they both left Toronto due to threats to their lives and freedom and started new lives as refugees. June and Serena were dragged from their various sanctuaries as infants and forced onto a train, where they are left with nothing but the dubious gift of one another.
So this ending can be seen as a follow-up to the series from creator Bruce Miller, The Testaments, which is actively being developed. Based on the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, the new series picks up years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6.
However, 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 main cast members who are expected to reprise their roles include Elisabeth Moss, Bradley Whitford, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, O-T Fagbenle, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, Sam Jaeger. Moreover, Deadline has recently confirmed that Jeremy Shamos will also guest on the sixth and final season of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
The series 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, Kim Todd.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 Episodes and Streaming Options
The upcoming season is expected to have a total of 10 episodes with an average runtime of 41 to 65 minutes, just like the prior seasons. On the other hand, the episode titles and synopsis of the new season are not released yet. The network will publish those details when the episodes are due to air on the streaming service. So, we would advise fans to be patient and binge-watch the recently released fifth season to recall the events.
When The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 will be available exclusively 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 network has not released any new teasers for Season 6. In the meantime, watch the official trailer for the fifth season, which has received critical acclaim. Rotten Tomatoes has earned positive reviews from 81% of its 27 critics, with an average rating of 7.55/10. On Metacritic, it received an average score of 63 out of 100, based on 7 reviews, indicating “generally positive reviews.”
Take a look at the official trailer, which follows June in the aftermath of Commander Waterford’s murder and the consequences she must face for her role in the gruesome slaying.
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