“The Handmaid’s Tale” has been renewed for Season 5 at Hulu.
The announcement was made Thursday as part of the Disney Investor Day presentation. In its first three seasons, the drama was nominated for 54 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning 15. In 2017, the series won an Emmy for best original drama series and another for Elisabeth Moss for actress in a drama series. The series was the first from a streaming service to win the best drama series Emmy.
Based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name, “The Handmaid’s Tale” follows the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Elisabeth Moss stars with Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O.T. Fagbenle, Max Minghella, and Samira Wiley. The show is executive produced by Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Ilene Chaiken, Eric Tuchman, John Weber, Sheila Hockin, Frank Siracusa and Moss. “The Handmaid’s Tale” is produced by MGM Television.
Speaking to Variety in September, showrunner Bruce Miller said that the upcoming fourth season of the series would focus on environmental issues: “Sustainability and environmental issues underpin a lot of the storyline of infertility. That is the underpinning of everything that Gilead uses as an excuse for its misogyny. This is a show that has its basic foundations resting on environmental stories.”