Handmaid's Tale Season 6: Release Date, Cast, Everything We Know So Far
Hulu’s dystopian original drama The Handmaid's Tale season 6 is happening, When will The Handmaid's Tale season 6 premiere on Hulu? What’s season 6 about and is it the final season of this show? Here's all the information we know so far.
Will there be a season 6 of The Handmaid's Tale?
Since The Handmaid's Tale first season debut in 2017, it has quickly become one of the most highly recommended and buzzworthy TV shows in recent years. Adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by award-winning author Margaret Atwood, this groundbreaking series has already released 5 seasons by 2022.
In September 2022, The Handmaid's Tale was renewed for a 6th and final season ahead of the 5th season premiere, and it was revealed that the upcoming The Handmaid's Tale season 6 would be its final installment.
The showrunner Bruce Miller announced the news about releasing the season 6 via Instagram, he expressed his honor to bring to life Margaret Atwood's pioneering novel and eerily relevant world, and also the excitement to present viewers with a 6th and final season of The Handmaid's Tale.
The Handmaid's Tale season 6 release date
Although there is currently no official release date for Handmaid's Tale season 6, but it is confirmed that it is on the way.
Fans are wondering when does season 6 of Handmaid's Tale come out? According to previous releasing experience, each new season of The Handmaid's Tale is coming approximately a year after the latest one, which we safely to anticipate that The Handmaid's Tale season 6 release date 2023 could be in last of this year or early 2024.
How many episodes of The Handmaid's Tale season 6?
It is not officially confirmed the specific episode titles or numbers for the The Handmaid's Tale season 6. We can guess that the season will consist of 10 to 13 episodes, each with a runtime of 41 to 65 minutes, based on previous season pattern.
Hulu will announce the detailed episode information when it’s close to The Handmaid's Tale season 6 release date. Just be patient and stay tuned.
What is The Handmaid's Tale season 6 about?
On June 24, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Given that The Handmaid's Tale delves into themes surrounding women's rights, Warren Littlefield, the show creator, was asked whether this ruling would impact the upcoming season. Littlefield responded that the ruling would not affect the show's storyline, as they have a compelling narrative that will address the present world as it is.
While the creators of The Handmaid's Tale Season 6 have yet to reveal much about the upcoming plot, the season 6 will definitely pick up where the 5th season left off.
How did The Handmaid's Tale Season 5 end?
The The Handmaid's Tale season 5 finale is titled "Safe" and it left audiences with several cliffhangers and set the path for The Handmaid's Tale season 6. The episode was written by Bruce Miller and directed by Elisabeth Moss.
In the finale, June(Elisabeth Moss) and Nicole head to the train station and run into Serena(Yvonne Strahovski) and Noah as they head to Hawaii, while Luke is taken into custody. Janine is taken into custody by The Eyes, Nick agrees to work with the U.S., and Rose confronts Nick about his feelings for June before leaving him. Moss provided some insight into the finale but left many unanswered questions for the upcoming season.
The Handmaid's Tale Season 6 Cast
The leading cast of The Handmaid's Tale Season 6 are expected to reprise their roles are:
Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne / Offred / Ofjoseph,
Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy Waterford
Alexis Bledel as Dr. Emily Malek
Madeline Brewer as Janine Lindo
Joseph Fiennes as Commander Fred Waterford
Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia / Miss Clements
O.T. Fagbenle as Lucas Bankole
Max Minghella as Commander Nick Blaine
Samira Wiley as Moira Strand
Amanda Brugel as Rita Blue
Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence
Sam Jaeger as Mark Tuello
Where can I watch The Handmaid's Tale season 6?
As The Handmaid's Tale was produced by Hulu, and of course it will be available to watch instantly via Hulu with subscription when season 6 Handmaid's Tale is released.
If you are not going to subscribe as a Hulu member, you can also buy single episode or full season on streaming platforms including Amazon Store, Aople TV, Google Play, VUDU and Microsoft Store in SD.
Is Handmaid's Tale season 6 on Hulu?
Yes. The Handmaid's Tale is a Hulu original series, and it’s season 6 will be available to stream instantly with Hulu membership.
Besides The Handmaid's Tale, there are many other remarkable content available to watch on Hulu network, such as Snowfall Season 6, PEN15, Only Murders in the Building which stars Steve Martin, Selena Gomez and Martin Short, Under the Banner of Heaven stars Andrew Garfield, and there are new shows will be coming in April: Tiny Beautiful Things features Kathryn Hahn, Saint X which features Alycia Debnam-Carey and Josh Bonzie.
Is Handmaid's Tale season 6 on Netflix?
No. The Handmaid's Tale is not available on Netflix right now. The Handmaid's Tale is an original series produced by Hulu, so the season 6 is supposed to be elusively to watch on Hulu.
How to watch Handmaid's Tale season 5?
The Handmaid's Tale Season 5 and the previous 1-4 seasons could be streamed on Hulu , or purchased on various platforms including Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play Movies, Vudu, and the Microsoft Store.
In season 5 of The Handmaid's Tale, June is dealing with aftermath of killing Commander Waterford and struggles to redefine her sense of self and purpose. Serena, who is now a widow, endeavors to raise her profile in Toronto as Gilead's influence begins to extend into Canada.
Commander Lawrence collaborates with Aunt Lydia as he seeks to reform Gilead and ascend in power. As they continue their efforts to rescue Hannah and reunite with her, June, Luke, and Moira fight against Gilead from a distance.
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