The acclaimed drama will end its run in 2023.
September 8, 2022
Hulu announced today that The Handmaid's Tale has been renewed for a sixth and final season. The news comes the week before the Season 5 premiere on September 14. Though the drama's ending has now been set, it appears the story may continue in another form. Creator Bruce Miller is currently developing a follow-up series called "The Testaments," which will pick up years later.
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.
The show has been a huge success for the streaming service since its debut in 2017. It notably made Hulu the first streaming platform to win a Primetime Emmy Award when it took home the trophy for Outstanding Drama Series in its freshman year. Since then, the series has been the recipient of many other accolades including a combined 15 Emmy Awards and the prestigious Peabody Award.
Have you ever watched HMT to know what the story is actually about (and what would be on topic here in this thread)? Hint, its not about lower taxes or less government involvement.
You're coming at me with an anecdote and a presumption while literally in the past 6 months we've seen the right significantly erode women's rights (repealing roe v wade), support peer pressure to partake in religious practices leading to brainwashing of minors (coach leading prayers on the pitch expecting the class to join in), almost weekly calls from the religious right to shred, edit or change the constitution and invoke a christian version of sharia law over America, oh and the creeping in of statements like in god we trust (among others) despite the constitutional secular freedoms which are supposed to be afforded to all, and even today I see the US rep. Lauren Boebert spouting off in a far right christian conference how they should "put god back at the center of our country" and place government under the control of christian church and its interpretation of biblical law....and you tell me IM the one making ignorant statements?
Don't even get me started on MAGA and QAnon.
Whether you like it or not what the writers of Handmaids Tale have created is a not unrealistic extrapolation of current events. At the start they were years ahead of their time and real life has only edged closer to the reality of what started out as a dystopian view and, irrespective of what you think your friends want, in my opinion it is an uncanny likeness of what the Right want for America.
I can only imagine your friends are complicit churchgoers who support the invading of peoples lives as acceptable to return some imaginary stability, a stability controlled by them of course, however you do not get to control peoples minds, and television and film are one way we escape from this ignorant reality of the invasion and control that the right are working hard to impress upon us. That is where the spouting of hate comes from, we did not cast the first stone.
Get your own house in order and then we can debate, until then I'm sorry, my opinion on this show stands.
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