“The Handmaid’s Tale” Renewed for Sixth and Final Season

Elisabeth Moss in
Elisabeth Moss in "The Handmaid's Tale"

The Handmaid’s Tale grew into one of Hulu’s biggest hits to date since it premieres in 2017, but all good things must come to an end. The streaming giant renewed this Emmy-winning drama for its sixth season, which will also serve as its final chapter.

The creator Bruce Miller confirmed the plans for the show’s future in an official statement and said it was a true honor to tell Margaret Atwood’s groundbreaking story with the help of their loyal partners.

“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,” said Miller in a statement.

The Handmaid’s Tale is set in a dystopian world where women are stripped of basic rights, as the totalitarian government of Gilead takes power and forces some of them, called Handmaids, to bear children against their will. The series won an Emmy for an outstanding drama series in its first season, becoming the first streaming show to do so.

The fifth season of The Handmaid’s Tale will premiere on Hulu on September 14 and it’ll star Elizabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Bradley Whitford, Max Minghella, Ann Dowd, O.T. Fagbenle, and Samira Wiley.