In a September 8, 2022 Variety report, it was revealed that there’s more Handmaid’s Tale on the horizon after Season 5. Season 6 is officially on its way into the production pipeline, but there’s a catch to this news: Season 6 will be the final installment of Handmaid’s Tale episodes. “It has been a true honor to tell the story of Margaret Atwood’s seminal novel and its chillingly relevant world, and we are thrilled to bring viewers a sixth and final season of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,'” said creator, showrunner and executive producer Bruce Mueller in a statement.
Craig Erwich – President of ABC Entertainment, Hulu and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals – expressed his delight at being able to help create the series over the years, adding, “Bruce, Warren [Littlefield]Lizzie and the entire team at MGM have been great partners and we hope fans enjoy these last two seasons.” As Season 5 prepares for its two-part debut on April 14, this information will certainly be shared in the coming months following Season 5’s conclusion get public.
The Handmaid’s Tale still has a lot to tell, but the end is now in sight. It will be interesting to see what the final two sets of episodes have in store.