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The fifth season of The Handmaid’s Tale is currently filming. In The Handmaid’s Tale, Elisabeth Moss stars as the show’s main character, June Osborne. During a recent interview on The Drew Barrymore Show, Moss gave some details about season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale. While the show typically prioritizes June’s storyline, Moss promised that “other characters” will have “very big” storylines in the upcoming season.

[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale.]

Emily and June sit on porch steps in season 4 of 'The Handmaid's Tale'
(L-R) Alexis Bledel and Elisabeth Moss in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ | Sophie Giraud/Hulu

Characters in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ will have ‘journeys’ that ‘are very big’

To promote her new series Shining Girls, Moss has appeared on multiple talk shows over the past few weeks. During some of these interviews, season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale has come up.

Because Drew Barrymore is a big fan of the show, she asked Moss about the new season while Moss was on The Drew Barrymore Show.

“June’s journey is big, the other characters’ journeys are very big,” Moss said on The Drew Barrymore Show.

The actor continued, “And June’s dealing with, ‘What does freedom actually mean?’ And can she really be free? And ‘What does that mean?’ And ‘Where do I place my anger?'”

Elisabeth Moss is ‘halfway through’ filming season 5 of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

While Moss could not spill much more about the upcoming season of The Handmaid’s Tale, she was able to share some vague details about how filming is going.

“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.”

As of right now, the fifth season of The Handmaid’s Tale does not have a set release date.


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Serena will cause problems for June in the fifth season

Season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale ended with June killing Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes). Already in the show, June had an antagonistic relationship with Fred’s wife, Serena Joy Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski).

In an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Moss and Andy Cohen discussed the ramifications of June killing Fred.

“The thing about killing Fred is it’s just one man,” Moss said. “And that’s not necessarily going to take care of the whole problem.”

Cohen then predicted that June will face a lot of trouble from Serena in season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale.

“I think killing Fred is going to somehow activate Serena Joy in dangerous ways,” Cohen speculated with Moss.

“Oh, you wouldn’t believe it,” Moss agreed, “Yeah, it’s not good. Not good. She’s not happy.”

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