The Emmy-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale officially renewed for a sixth season – but this will be the last. However, the “Handmaid’s Tale” series universe does not end there. Because a follow-up series is already in the works!
Handmaid’s Tale showrunner Bruce Miller is also adapting Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments for the small screen. The action of the new series begins about 15 years after the end of “Handmaid’s Tale”. In the book template, instead of June (Elisabeth Moss) three other women take center stage: Aunt Lydia from the original novel, played in the series by Ann Dowd, Agnes, a young woman from Gilead, and Daisy, a teenage girl from Canada who learns she was born in Gilead and is shocked by the violation of human rights there.
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So supplies for fans of The Handmaid’s Tale are assured – but for now the award-winning and critically acclaimed series will come to an end with Season 6. Incidentally, season 5 is already in the starting blocks: on September 14, 2022 it will premiere on its US home channel Hulu. In Germany, the new season should come to MagentaTV shortly.
By the way, those who follow the dystopian series about a dark but extremely near future full of political and human horrors in this country with a Prime subscription can look forward to: Since September 1st, the fourth season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” has finally been included in the Amazon Prime Video subscription.
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In The Handmaid’s Tale, young mother June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) enslaved along with other women in the newly formed, totalitarian state of Gilead and forced to bear children. Because in this near future fewer and fewer women are fertile. June is placed in the service of Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) under the name “Desfred” – and throughout the series she fights not only for her own freedom, but also for the downfall of Gilead.
With a strong and exciting story and outstanding actors, “The Handmaid’s Tale” is one of the best current series in the TV and streaming landscape. We are already very excited to see whether the sequel “The Testaments” can build on this quality.
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