December 10, 2020

Hulu announced today that The Handmaid's Tale has been picked up for a fifth season. The good news comes early, as the already-ordered Season 4 is not slated to premiere until next year. It has been quite some time between seasons of the book-based drama, which aired its third season in the Summer of 2019.

Based on the classic Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, The Handmaid's Tale takes place in a totalitarian society that was previously part of the United States. Elisabeth Moss plays Offred, one of the few remaining fertile women in the dystopia of Gilead. A handmaid in the commander's household, she is one of the caste of women who are forced into servitude in a desperate attempt to repopulate the world.