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Season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale has an official release date. The new season of The Handmaid’s Tale will premiere on Hulu on September 14. To announce the new season, the TV show’s official social media accounts shared images of two of the show’s characters, June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) and Serena Joy Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski).

June Osborne stands in front of her car in season 5 of 'The Handmaid's Tale'
Elisabeth Moss in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ | Sophie Giraud/Hulu

Season 5 of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ will premiere on September 14

On June 13, social media accounts for The Handmaid’s Tale shared images of June and Serena. In the first picture, June stares up at the camera with a menacing glare.

For the second photo, Serena Joy smiles down at the camera while wearing a dark outfit and veil.

In a tweet, The Handmaid’s Tale wrote, “Season 5 arrives September 14. #HandmaidsTale.”

According to TVLine, the new season’s official logline is:

“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 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.”

Alexis Bledel left ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

While Moss plays the show’s main character, June, every character on the show has a nuanced and riveting storyline. Alexis Bledel earned acclaim for her role as Emily, a Handmaid who escapes Gilead.

At the 2017 Emmy Awards, Bledel won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her work as Emily in the show’s first season.

On May 27, Bledel shared an exclusive statement with Variety announcing her decision to leave The Handmaid’s Tale before season 5 premieres.

“After much thought, I felt I had to step away from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ at this time. I am forever grateful to Bruce Miller for writing such truthful and resonant scenes for Emily, and to Hulu, MGM, the cast and crew for their support,” Bledel said in the statement.


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What to expect from season 5 of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

To promote her new series Shining Girls, Moss appeared on multiple talk shows. In May, Moss appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show and ended up revealing some details about the new season of The Handmaid’s Tale.

“It’s going really well, we’re halfway through,” Moss said on The Drew Barrymore Show. “I will say that it’s a very big season. We’ve been on location a lot. We’ve been in studio very little, which for us means that it’s very big. And we’re just constantly on the road, a lot of locations.”

The first four seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale are available to stream on Hulu.