The first teaser for Season 5 of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ dropped Thursday, featuring a chilling cover of Christina Aguilera’s “Fighter.” The season premieres on Sept. 14 on Hulu, with new episodes each Wednesday.
In the Season 4 finale, Moss’ June lured Commander Waterford, who’d ritually raped her for years, into the demilitarized zone between Gilead and Canada. Then she and a group of her fellow former handmaids chased him through the woods and killed him. June returned home only to say goodbye to her husband and baby daughter; at a detention center, Serena opened a mysterious package and found Fred’s finger and wedding ring inside.
In Season 5, Elisabeth Moss’ June faces consequences for killing Commander Waterford as she simultaneously attempts to redefine her identity and purpose. Serena, now widowed, is trying to raise her profile in Canada while Gilead’s influence makes its way to Canada. Commander Lawrence teams up with Nick and Aunt Lydia while he attempts to reform Gilead and gain power. June, Luke and Moira fight Gilead from a distance as they continue trying to save Hannah.
Created by Bruce Miller and based on Margaret Atwood’s novel, the show’s ensemble includes Samira Wiley, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, and Sam Jaeger. Bledel has opted not to return for another installment, so that’s a wrap on Emily, who is at least now in Canada with her family as well.