Thursday, September 8, 2022

Hulu Renews 'The Handmaid's Tale' for Sixth and Final Season

Ahead of the launch of its fifth season next week, Hulu has today renewed its original drama series The Handmaid's Tale for a sixth and final season. 

The drama stars Elisabeth Moss, Bradley Whitford, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, O-T Fagbenle, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel and Sam Jaeger.

Bruce Miller developed the drama based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. He executive produces with Moss, Warren Littlefield, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Eric Tuchman, Yahlin Chang, Rachel Shukert, Sheila Hockin, John Weber, Frank Siracusa, Steve Stark and Kim Todd. MGM Television and The Littlefield Company produce.

The 10-episode fifth season launches on Wednesday, September 14 with its first two episodes. New episodes will then be released weekly every Wednesday. A premiere date window was not immediately announced for the sixth and final season.

"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 seasons of The Handmaid's Tale," said Miller. "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."

"Five years ago, almost to the day, The Handmaid's Tale made history when it become the first show to win an Emmy for a streaming service," added Craig Erwich, President, ABC Entertainment, Hulu and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals. "In the time since, it has been a privilege and pleasure to work with some of the finest creative talent in our industry on this show - a distinct and exceptional group of people who continue to produce the highest quality television that has made and continues to make significant cultural impact. Bruce, Warren, Lizzie and the entire team at MGM have been amazing partners, and we hope fans enjoy these last two seasons."