The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6: Will we get to see another season?

The Handmaid's Tale Season 6: When is the next season expected to premiere on Hulu?
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When will The Handmaid’s Tale return for another season? Continue reading to find out more about The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6.

Are you ready to stream more of this popular dystopian drama television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood?  Then you won’t have to wait very long because The Handmaid’s Tale is officially returning! Since the premiere of the fifth season, fans have been speculating about the forthcoming release dates and plotlines of the much-anticipated sixth season of the series, and it looks like these requests have been answered. 

The Handmaid's Tale Season 6: When is the next season expected to premiere on Hulu?

According to reports, Hulu is not shying away from The Handmaid’s Tale, which is now being reported to continue its tale for another mind-blowing season. There is a lot more to witness in this drama series with a twist for the final season, which fans truly deserve. So, we’ve got you covered with some of the most recent series updates. All you need to know about the latest potential release date and new cast members are listed down below, which will help you get ready for the upcoming episodes of this historical drama television series. 

Here is what we currently know about The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6. 

The Handmaid's Tale Season 6: When is the next season expected to premiere on Hulu?

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 Potential Release Date

The exact release date of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 is yet to be confirmed by Hulu as of September 14, 2022, because the series was renewed recently for the sixth and final season. Even if we consider the previous season’s release date pattern, the series’ rollout, most likely, will begin sometime around mid to late 2023. Furthermore, we would want to emphasize that this is all guesswork at this time. As a result, Hulu will publish and confirm the official release dates in the following months, which fans should keep an eye on.

“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,” said Miller said in a statement. “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.”

“I’ve been thinking about the end since the beginning,” executive producer Bruce Miller of the series tells The Hollywood Reporter in an exclusive interview about the drama’s forthcoming conclusion, which launched to universal critical acclaim, picking up 15 Emmys along the way, and has ended up being eerily prescient amid the tumultuous U.S. political climate of recent years. “I’ve been thinking about the end of this story since I read The Handmaid’s Tale the first time. It’s one of those books that when you finish reading it, all you think about is the end,” he says. “So in the end, story-wise, we’ve been able to stay pretty close to what we had thought, from our initial discussions and what Lizzy and I had talked about, and what Margaret and I had talked about.”

The Handmaid's Tale Season 6: When is the next season expected to premiere on Hulu?

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5: Episodes Recap

Season 5 follows June in the aftermath of Commander Waterford’s murder and the consequences she must face for her role in the gruesome slaying. At a minimum, she will have to face off with his widow Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) and, on some level Gilead. But mainly, she will be forced to redefine her identity and purpose, now forever changed.

The official synopsis of the first two episodes has been released by Hulu, which premiered on the same day. As of September 14, 2022, the specific episode names and plot summaries for the rest of the upcoming episodes cannot be confirmed.  Hence, we advise the viewers to wait for a while because all these details will be confirmed as the launch date approaches in the upcoming months.

S5E1: “Morning” – September 14, 2022: June confronts the consequences of killing Fred. A scared Serena makes an unexpected decision. Take a look at the official promo below: 

S5E2: “Ballet” – September 14, 2022: June struggles to move on with her life in Toronto. Serena plans an elaborate memorial. Aunt Lydia and Janine prepare Esther for her first posting as a Handmaid. Take a look at the official promo below: 

Is there any trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6?

No, the network has not released any trailer or promo for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6, as it is way too early for the network to release such promotional material. Meanwhile, check out this official teaser for Season 5 below to recall the events from the initial two episodes of the current season with the tagline, “Some sins can’t be washed away. The new season of The Handmaid’s Tale premieres on September 14″ Take a look at the official trailer below:

The Handmaid’s Tale: Where to stream the series?

Right now, you can watch The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu and Hulu Plus with a selection of membership tiers from which viewers can pick according to their preferences. 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 on Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, and Amazon Instant Video based on the location of the viewer. 

The Handmaid's Tale Season 6: When is the next season expected to premiere on Hulu?

Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for more The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 updates.