Is the end of the road for June coming soon? Here is everything we know so far about The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6.
Since its first premiere in 2017, this series has been able to successfully keep audiences around the world captivated with its dystopian storytelling and powerful performances. With five seasons already under its belt, the series has been praised for its sharp cultural commentary and incisive writing, providing a chilling reflection of a world that could have been.
The stakes have never been higher for the characters of The Handmaid’s Tale as they navigate the oppressive regime of Gilead, and with confirmation of a sixth season in the works, fans of the show are eager to see what new twists and turns the future holds for the show’s characters.
So, if you are one of those who want to get clarity about “When will the sixth season premiere on Hulu?” or “What happens next in this beloved American dystopian drama?” which is 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: What’s our prediction for the release?
Firstly, let’s clear all the raging rumors about the potential release date of the much anticipated sixth and final season of Handmaid’s Tale. 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 there is no way that the new episodes will not return in 2023!
Everything pertaining to the release date is therefore speculative, but given the trend, we believe the network is planning a 2024 launch on Hulu and other streaming services based on customers’ locations at the time 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:
We can't keep this a secret any longer. #TheHandmaidsTale will return for a 6th and final season on @hulu. ✊ pic.twitter.com/baVbYjgSdz
— The Handmaid's Tale (@HandmaidsOnHulu) September 8, 2022
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 Expected Plot
As of now, there is no official confirmation regarding the plot of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6. However, based on previous seasons, it is safe to assume that the new season will continue to depict the struggles of the characters as they navigate the oppressive regime of Gilead.
The show has explored themes such as women’s rights, totalitarianism, and the dangers of religious extremism, and it is likely that these themes will continue to feature in the upcoming season to conclude the story in a satisfactory way. The series has also left several cliffhangers, and fans are eagerly awaiting answers to questions such as the whereabouts of June’s daughter Hannah and the fate of Serena Joy and Fred Waterford.
One thing is for sure; the sixth season promises to be as gripping and harrowing as its predecessors. Viewers should be prepared for scenes of graphic violence and disturbing content that is characteristic of the show. As always, the talented cast and exceptional writing are expected to provide a thought-provoking and deeply emotional viewing experience that will leave audiences both shaken and enthralled.
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 include Elisabeth Moss, Bradley Whitford, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, O-T Fagbenle, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, and Sam Jaeger.
Moreover, Deadline has recently confirmed that Jeremy Shamos will also guest star in the sixth season. 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.
Will there be a Handmaid’s Tale spin-off?
Fans will be delighted to hear that a spin-off series is indeed in the works! Late last year, 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 of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and the show will feature several returning characters from the original series.
“Margaret [Atwood] and I had lots of conversations about the character [of June]. She watched some of the show before she even started to write The Testaments. I think that the characters have a lot of similarities, which is wonderful—and they are definitely falling into place for The Testaments. But for June, I don’t feel an allegiance to wrap her up the way she’s wrapped up in The Testaments novel. I just want to follow the story and make sure it makes sense. But the thing that you should remember is that all the voiceover we’re hearing, this story is June’s story.”
Further adding, “It’s not called Gilead, it’s The Handmaid’s Tale. I certainly have been thinking of the show as a memoir of part of June’s life, not the part where she would consider herself a handmaid. I think that in the end, just like before we started the show, they had lived. She’s gonna go on and continue on in whatever way she continues on and we’re not going to see it. And because we got to see this part so intimately, I feel like you care about what happens to her next, but that’s not this tale.”
While you await more updates on this new series, catch up with The Handmaid’s Tale 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.
Do not disturb. The season finale of #TheHandmaidsTale is now streaming. pic.twitter.com/RV1Udz42kD
— The Handmaid's Tale (@HandmaidsOnHulu) November 9, 2022
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