The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 is the highly anticipated follow-up to the Emmy award-winning show. This final series will continue the narrative and focus on her daughter’s journey through Gilead as she fights for survival with one goal: escape.
In this review, we’ll look at what’s been revealed so far about the upcoming fifth season, including release date, plot details, and star cast information, before concluding with our own personal reviews of the latest episodes!
What will be the release date of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5?
The Handmaid’s Tale season five will not release the new episodes until 2020.
What is the plot of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5?
It doesn’t have a set date, but the fifth and final series focuses on the daughter that Offred (Elisabeth Moss) had with her commander Luke in the last episode of the fourth season. The new season will see her daughter take center stage. Serena Joy Waterford as Yvonne Strahovski was one of the first people from whom we learned about Gilead’s beliefs on women and their roles within society during the initial coup that overthrew America’s government almost thirty years before the series begins.
What the star cast of The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5?
Elisabeth Moss is June Osborne, the protagonist in the story. The new season will see her daughter take center stage.
Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy Waterford who is the wife to Commander Fred and handmaid Offred’s past tormentor. She was one of the first people from whom we learned about Gilead’s beliefs on women and their roles within society during the initial coup that overthrew America’s government almost thirty years before the series begins.
Confirmed Cast Members: Elisabeth Moss (June Osborne), Amanda Brugel (Janine), Samira Wiley (Moira), Max Minghella (Nick Blaine).
How many episodes are there going to be?
There have been confirmed the release of eight episodes.
Star cast and reviews: Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne – the protagonist in the story; she had with Commander Luke in last episode fourth season. It’s the first season in the series with the mother-daughter duo as the focus.
When a TV show has had such an impact on the culture, it’s not easy to go into its fifth and final season without trepidation about whether or not it’ll be able to end things well. The Handmaid’s Tale is that kind of show; one where every episode feels like another step up the ladder towards inevitable doom, even if we’re only halfway through the story just yet.
And while this penultimate installment offers no relief for our protagonist June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss), who remains trapped under Gilead’s religious dictatorship – her daughter having been taken away from her by Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) the episode does show the first signs of the resistance that will eventually liberate the entire country.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season Five is written by Bruce Miller and was released on April 26, 2019. It has a score of 97% based on 14 reviews with an average rating of 0 stars out of five.
This review of the first episode is written by Lili Loofbourow. She says:
“As the opening credits roll, the camera pans over a row of red-clad handmaids waiting in the rain outside an execution site for some unknown criminal; they’re all hooded and huddled under umbrellas against the late morning drizzle.”
She goes on to say that “The Handmaid’s Tale starts off as bleakly dystopian as ever before,” but then she notes there are hints of hope throughout the show with the introduction of Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) – or rather, her baby boy.
– who was taken from June Osborne following Gilead’s victory. The baby joy is the only person in the world June cares about.
The whole review is a great read, but the final paragraph points out that the series has shifted away from the strict focus on June to include other characters.
One of the most notable additions this season was Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd).
“Aunt Lydia takes center stage” in episode one as she forces Janine into labor and delivers her child.” She goes on to say how it’s hard not to think about the dystopian future which awaits these children when they are born, even if they do survive childbirth.
She ends with an observation:
“And so what we’re left with by the end of ‘June’ is an unrecognizable world where Gilead continues its horrible work unopposed.
” before adding that there aren’t any “good guys” on the show.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season Five has the potential to be the most pivotal season of the series yet. In contrast, the first four seasons followed June/Offred.
The last episode ended with Offred being taken away by a Gilead soldier