Hulu has announced that it is renewing The Handmaid’s Tale for its sixth and final season.
Just days before the season 5 premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale, the series has been renewed for season 6.
“It has been a true honor to tell the story of Margaret Atwood’s groundbreaking novel and chillingly relevant world, and we are thrilled to bring viewers a sixth and final season of The Handmaid’s Tale,” said Bruce Miller, creator, showrunner and executive producer. “We are grateful to Hulu and MGM for allowing us to tell this story, which unfortunately has remained as relevant as ever throughout its run, and are in awe of our incredible fans for their unwavering support, and without whom we never would have gotten to this point.”
Said Craig Erwich, President, ABC Entertainment, Hulu & Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals: “Five years ago, almost to the day, “The Handmaid’s Tale” made history when it became the first show to win an Emmy for a streaming service. In the time since, it has been a privilege and pleasure to work with some of the finest creative talent in our industry on this show – a distinct and exceptional group of people who continue to produce the highest quality television that has made and continues to make significant cultural impact. Bruce, Warren, Lizzie and the entire team at MGM have been amazing partners, and we hope fans enjoy these last two seasons.”
Hulu also took the opportunity to announce that Miller has already begun work on a follow-up entitled The Testaments, the title of Atwood’s second novel set in this universe. The series is said to pick up years after the events of season 6, but no further information was shared.