Before the start of Season 5 on Hulu, “The Handmaid’s Tale” has been renewed for a sixth and final season.

The penultimate season of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a Margaret Atwood classic novel adaptation starring Elisabeth Moss, will begin on September 14 with a two-part premiere.

According to Hulu, in the fifth season, “June struggles to redefine her identity and purpose while facing consequences for killing Commander Waterford.” “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.”




Bruce Miller is the creator of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a television series that has won 15 Emmy awards, including the trophy for best drama in 2017. He is also working on “The Testaments,” a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale” that picks up years later for Hulu.

Elisabeth Moss, Bradley Whitford, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, O-T Fagbenle, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, and Sam Jaeger are the stars of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 5.

Miller, Warren Littlefield, Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Eric Tuchman, Yahlin Chang, Rachel Shukert, Sheila Hockin, John Weber, Frank Siracusa, Steve Stark, and Kim Todd are the executive producers of the show.

MGM Television is the producer and global distributor of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

“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,’” “The Handmaid’s Tale” creator, showrunner and executive producer Miller said in a statement Thursday, when the news was revealed out of TIFF. “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.”

ABC Entertainment, Hulu, and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals President Craig Erwich added: “Five years ago, almost to the day, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ made history when it became the first show to win an Emmy for a streaming service. 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.”