Though it is set in a dystopic future, there are many who would say that “The Handmaid’s Tale” has become more and more realistic with each passing day. Women’s rights, especially when it comes to reproductive rights, are seemingly under attack, and the oppression seen in the show seems to be a possible glimpse into our own future. So, maybe as we enter Season 5 of the Emmy-winning series, “The Handmaid’s Tale” will become more popular than ever before, as people discover that this alternate history, dystopia isn’t all that far-fetched.
As seen in the trailer for Season 5 of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the show returns and picks up directly from the events of Season 4. If you haven’t been watching the show, all you basically need to know is that the show takes place in a world where a totalitarian society has taken claim of the former United States and the country is now run by oppressive figures who abuse women and their reproductive rights. Again, really wild and unrealistic, huh?
The series stars Elisabeth Moss, Bradley Whitford, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, O-T Fagbenle, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, and Sam Jaeger.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 5 debuts on Hulu on September 14. You can watch the trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis:
June faces consequences for killing Commander Waterford while struggling to redefine her identity and purpose. The widowed Serena attempts to raise her profile in Toronto as Gilead’s influence creeps into Canada. Commander Lawrence works with Nick and Aunt Lydia as he tries to reform Gilead and rise in power. June, Luke and Moira fight Gilead from a distance as they continue their mission to save and reunite with Hannah.