The Handmaid’s Tale Renewed for Sixth and Final Season at Hulu

By Jessica Lerner 

Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.

The Handmaid’s Tale has been renewed for a sixth and final season on Hulu, creator and showrunner Bruce Miller announced at the Season 5 premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

“It has been a true honor to tell the story of Margaret Atwood’s groundbreaking novel and chillingly relevant world, and we are thrilled to bring viewers a sixth and final season of The Handmaid’s Tale,” he said in a statement. “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.”


The upcoming season premieres Sept. 14 with the release of two episodes, followed by new episodes on Wednesday on Hulu.

In Season 5, June faces repercussions for killing Commander Waterford while also attempting to reinvent her identity and purpose. The recently widowed Serena tries to increase her profile in Toronto as Gilead’s influence spreads across the country. As he attempts to reform Gilead and climb to power, Commander Lawrence collaborates with Aunt Lydia. Finally, June, Luke and Moira continue their efforts to save and reunite with Hannah while fighting Gilead from afar.

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. Alexis Bledel will not return for the fifth season.