Television, What to Watch
Sep 9, 2022

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Announces Final Season as Showrunner Bruce Miller Plots Next Chapter With Author’s follow-up ‘The Testaments’ at Hulu

The renewal of the sixth and final season eyes the endgame for the critically accalimed Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale.

The Emmy-winning adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale is coming to a conclusion with its sixth and final season. The series is set to resolve as the showrunner ushers viewers into the authors follow-up and his forth coming adaptation of The Testaments. You can snag a copy of the novel here. The news of the series ending comes one week before the fifth season’s debut (on Sept. 14), with the premiere set to pick up after the epic cliffhanger that left us with our jaws on the floor back in June of 2021.

The show’s creator Bruce Miller hos been plotting how his story of June Osborne (Moss) will end. When working on season five, just how The Handmaid’s Tale would arrive at that endgame became clearer, especially with The Testaments, the next Margaret Atwood adaptation set at Hulu and within the Gilead universe, looming on the horizon. The Testaments will continue the world of Gilead at Hulu, when the follow-up series was first announced back in 2019, the studio and Hulu, were in discussions with Miller about how The Testaments could become a key extension to the hit drama that put Hulu as a streamer on the map for original content.

In 2017, The Handmaids Tale became the first streaming show to win best drama at the Emmys, besting rivals Netflix and Amazon to the highly coveted milestone. Of the final season, Miller revealed this to an exlcusive interview on The Hollywood Reporter, “I’ve been thinking about the end since the beginning.”