The Hulu dystopian series, The Handmaid’s Tale, has been renewed for a fifth season on the streaming service as announced on the 2020 Disney Investor Day call, according to Deadline. The series is preparing to release its fourth season on the streaming platform after three successful seasons. Currently, the fourth season is set to premiere on an unannounced date in 2021.
Adapted from a novel by Margaret Atwood under the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale was created for television by Bruce Miller (The 100, Everwood) and has received critical acclaim, including winning eight Primetime Emmy awards for its first season in addition to winning a Golden Globe for Best Drama Series in 2017.
The series narrative centers a totalitarian world, called Gilead, that formed after witnessing a steep decline in fertility rates. The creation of this new society led to the remaining fertile women to be kept enslaved by the societal elite to continue the human race, who are nicknamed Handmaids. The cast includes Elisabeth Moss (Us), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Joseph Fiennes (American Horror Story), Madeline Brewer (Hemlock Grove), Bradley Whitford (Get Out, The West Wing), Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls), Ann Dowd (St. Vincent), and many more.
Fans of the series can see the cast of the series conducting a season five renewal announcement video below: