The Handmaid’s Tale is an American dystopian drama series set after the Second American Civil War, where fertile women—referred to as “Handmaids”—are forced into child-bearing enslavement by a totalitarian state.
The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 is set to premiere on September 14 on Hulu.
Cast and creators
- Elisabeth Moss
- Joseph Fiennes
- Yvonne Strahovski
- Alexis Bledel
- Madeline Brewer
- Ann Dowd
- O. T. Fagbenle
- Max Minghella
Created by: Bruce Miller
“The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was the United States. Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state, and is faced with environmental disasters and a plummeting birth rate. In a desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world, the few remaining fertile women are forced into sexual servitude and are turned into Handmaids, bearing children for childless government officials. One of these women, Offred, is determined to survive the terrifying world she lives in, and find the daughter that was taken from her.”
The series is based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. Both the novel as well as the tv adaptation have received critical acclaim. The Handmaid’s Tale’s first season won eight Primetime Emmy Awards from 13 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series. It was the first show produced by Hulu to win a major award, as well as the first show produced by a subscription streaming site to win an Emmy for Outstanding Series.
The trailer highlights the aftermath of the events that took place in the finale of Season 4. It showcases Serena as a grieving bride and it appears that season five will focus on the final battle between June and Serena.